Chunky Baked Beef Stew Recipe
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Chunky Baked Beef Stew Recipe

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We get plenty of cold winter days here in the Midwest. Nothing warms us up like this chunky oven-baked stew.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, water, wine or broth, tapioca, sugar, seasoned salt, browning sauce if desired, marjoram and pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the meat, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and bread crumbs. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 1-1/4 hours.
  3. Uncover; stir in peas. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Beef Stew in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p47

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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cwbuff User ID: 441425 93645
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"My husband thought this stew had a very good flavor. I used boneless chuck roast, so it needed to cook longer - about 2 hrs. Next time I'll increase the liquids and maybe add a jar of beef gravy, as it was a little dry with the extra cooking time. Will definitely make this recipe again."

October13 User ID: 3434485 60680
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"This is so good! My family loved this recipe. easy to make to, have made this several times already! Thank you


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