Start by browning the meat that's been cut into small pieces, in the hot bacon fat with the minced onion. Stir and brown this, adding a little water. When the meat is browned, add the seasoning and vinegar and a little more water if needed. When this is browned, after another 10 minutes or so, it should look like beef in thin brown gravy. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring well. Add another couple cups of water.
Add all the above ingredients and a little more water if needed. Instead of the crushed tomatoes, I used 2c of the tomato soup I made the other day. Bring to a simmer, cover, stir every 10 minutes or so. Check the flavor of the broth, adding whatever is needed to give it the taste you'd like. You could add more seasonings, some beef soup base, water or a little red wine for flavor. Be creative and have fun. Happy Cooking!! . . .Lin