Beef Stew

Ingredients:
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1 pound beef stew meat, visible fat removed

1 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

2 1/2 cups homemade beef stock or canned unsalted chicken stock

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1 bay leaf

4 medium red potatoes (about 1 pound) cut in 1-inch chunks

2 large carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick (about 2 cups)

2 celery stalks, sliced 1/2-inch thick (about 1 1/2 cups)

2 1/2 Tablespoons flour

1/4 cup stock

Instructions: