1Heat oven to 325°F. In 4-quart ovenproof bean pot or casserole, place all ingredients except cold water, flour and tomatoes.
2Cover and bake about 2 hours 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
3In small bowl, mix cold water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture. Stir in tomatoes. Bake about 20 minutes longer or until slightly thickened. Remove bay leaf.