Candlelight Stew Recipe

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This stew has been tops in our home for years. The aroma as it bakes makes everyone's mouth water and the gravy is divine on mashed potatoes.—Gertie Brooks, Almost, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Burgundy wine
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix


  1. Brown meat in hot oil; salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Transfer to 2-qt. baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over meat. Cover and bake at 350° about 2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Add small amount of beef broth if you like more gravy. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Candlelight Stew in Country Woman July/August 2000, p60

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