In a large pot, place meat, carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, and bay leaf, and add beef stock and wine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes. Mix flour and melted butter in a small bowl and add to stew to thicken. Add thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper, and continue to simmer until meat is fork tender, about 30 minutes.
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