In a large stew pot over medium-high heat, add 4 tablespoons olive oil. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, cornstarch, tomatoes, turmeric, and red pepper flakes. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the stew beef and the beef stock. Add salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat and let stew simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes. Stir periodically. Serve hot.
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Recipe courtesy of Brian Hill, 2010