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Hearty Baked Beef Stew Recipe
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Hearty Baked Beef Stew Recipe

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"This is such an easy way to make a wonderful beef stew," beams Doris Sleeth of Naples, Florida. "You don't need to brown the meat first—just combine it with hearty chunks of carrots, potatoes and celery...and let it all cook together in a flavorful gravy. My daughter Karen came up with the recipe for her busy family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 slice bread, cubed

Nutritional Facts

300 calories: 1 cup, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, water, tapioca, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. or 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Serve in bowls. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Beef Stew in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p34


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lisa53202
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"Good stew; easy to prepare."

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MIZER
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"I use can deer meat and it works just as good."

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Kathleen A Stalker
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Wonderful! Very filling, easy to put together. A great meal all by itself."

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rmorse154
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"This is an easy way to make stew--I don't even bother to peel the potatoes and they come out just fine. The meat is tender, the veggies all cooked just right. My husband and I both love it. I do cut down on the salt a bit and it still tastes great."

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22Mommie22
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"I found this recipe years ago (about 14 years ago) and loved it! My Mom who hated beef stew loved this recipe. It's not a newly created dish but it is a family favorite here!"

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ccull55
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"This recipe is comfort food for sure! Smells so good while baking - one of my family favorites!"

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godsabor
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"making this again today"

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bake4all
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Delicious & simple!"

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bjarn
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"This recipe is awesome for busy parents. Quick, easy, and delicious! Love the big chunks, but if you don't want it that way, it is very easy to cut everything smaller after it bakes. We plan to make this often in our house!"

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jslvsclf
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"Thank you for this recipe. It was very good. Because I had 16 oz. of mixed vegetables, I used them instead of the carrots and I diced the meat and potatoes, so everything would cook uniformly. Unfortunately, I forgot the onion, but this was still very good. Thank you again. I hope to see more recipes from you!

*Just out of curiosity, what purpose is the bread? I can understand the minute tapioca, just not the bread."

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