Toss the stew meat and flour in a large ziplock bag until lightly coated.
Heat a large pot to medium heat, add one tablespoon of oil and lightly sear the stew meat. You may need to do this in two batches. You are not looking to actually cook the meat through, just sear it to give it additional flavor.
Remove meat from pan and set aside.
Add the last tablespoon of oil and add the minced garlic and chopped onion, sauté for about 30 seconds.
Add the meat and the rest of the vegetables.
Add the liquids and the spices.
Reduce heat to medium low, cover and let simmer one hour.