the oil in a saucepan until steam rises and the oil is hot.
sugar and stir until brown under a medium flame.
add the beef to the saucepan. Brown on all sides on high heat.
Add enough water to just cover the beef.
the garlic powder, hot pepper, salt and black pepper. Stir and
carefully transfer the beef stew to an oven proof baking dish.
and bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 5-6 hours. Continue
adding water through out the cooking process. You want at least
¼ left for gravy. Serve over a bed of rice and vegetable medley
along with the juices. Serve with the rice.