2-1/2 to 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cups water
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, paprika, salt and cayenne. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown beef in 2 tablespoons oil. Remove with a slotted spoon; set aside.
In the same pan, saute onions in the remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add the water, tomato paste, sage and thyme. Return beef to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add more water if needed. Stir in beans. Cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or until meat is tender.