- 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
- In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, water, tapioca, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- 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.
Reviews for Hearty Baked Beef Stew
"Good stew; easy to prepare."
"I use can deer meat and it works just as good."
"Wonderful! Very filling, easy to put together. A great meal all by itself."
"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."
"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!"
"This recipe is comfort food for sure! Smells so good while baking - one of my family favorites!"
"making this again today"
"Delicious & simple!"
"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!"
"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."