Baked Beef Stew Recipe
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Baked Beef Stew Recipe

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When I was growing up in Ohio, my mother often made this stew for Sunday dinner. She'd put it in the oven before we left for church, and I remember how pleasant it was to come home to such a wonderful aroma! No one ever was late sitting down at the table on those days!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into strips
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup thickly sliced celery
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 slice bread, crumbled
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 4 lean meat 1-1/2 starch 1 vegetable; also 356 calories, 241 mg sodium, 97 mg cholesterol, 27 gm carbohydrate, 35 gm protein, 12 gm fat.


  1. In large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Spoon into a greased 3-qt. casserole. Cover and bake at 325° for 3-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Beef Stew in Country February/March 1991, p51

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"I noticed the recipe had NO spices listed. I did some tweeking to give it more flavor by adding salt and pepper, garlic, Fine Herbs seasoning, catsup, and worcestershire sauce. I used beef broth instead of water, and Wondra flour instead of tapioca. I also added 1 turnip, 1 green pepper, and 3 parsnips because that is what I use in a stovetop version of mine. I checked it after 2 hours and added some more beef broth, and 10 minutes before the end of baking, I sprinkled in the Wondra flour. After the tweeking it was very good and I will make it again."

Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"oh so good! I didn't have tapioca on hand so just used flour - it was great."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"Meat is super tender, the gravy is the perfect consistency, this is really good. I added some sliced cremini mushrooms and used a can of fire-roasted tomatoes for the diced tomatoes, and it is just tasty!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"Oh is this good on a cold school night! Thank you!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2008

"sodium looks a little high!"

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