2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnishCut the beef into 2-inch pieces. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and Essence. Dredge the beef pieces in the flour and then lay them flat on a work surface or cutting board. Lightly pound the meat with a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/4-inch. Turn the meat over and repeat the process, sprinkling lightly with the flour mixture if needed.
Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the meat in batches and brown evenly on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes per batch. Remove meat from the pan and continue with the remaining beef. †When all the meat has been browned return the browned beef to the Dutch oven and add the onions and green bell peppers. Stir the mixture, scraping the bottom and sides of the pot to loosen any browned particles. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Add the garlic, Worcestershire, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Cook mixture, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the beef stock and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer the mixture for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the meat is falling-apart tender and shreds very easily.
Using a potato masher or a fork, shred the beef. Add the heavy cream and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until heated through. The sauce should be very thick. If not, cook uncovered until the sauce thickens. Serve hot over Garlic-Butter Texas Toast and garnish with fresh parsley.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings