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Winter Oven Beef Stew Recipe

Winter Oven Beef Stew Recipe

“This is a great cold-weather meal,“ says Bettina Turner from Kernersville, North Carolina. “I love it because everything‘s in one pot. Add a good loaf of bread and you’re all set.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 4 tablespoons flour, salt if desired and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown beef in oil in batches. Remove and set aside. Add onion to the pan and cook until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in remaining flour and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Add the beef, tomatoes and thyme. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours.
  • 3. Add the potatoes and carrots. Cover and bake 1 hour longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Stir in peas; cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 439 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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Jennifer User ID: 9248729 272988
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2017

"This is by far one of my family's favorite recipes. I also add a pinch of rosemary and some fresh parsley to mine as well. And I try to make sure all the beef and vegetable bites are about the same size. It makes for easier eating."

Chuck User ID: 9077920 261369
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"Delicious! I cooked it in a cast iron Dutch oven in a Big Green Egg ceramic smoker. Since I left the Dutch oven lid cracked a little to let in the hickory smoke flavor, I added an extra cup of broth. I should have added a little bit more. I also replaced the stewed tomatoes with Mexican style stewed tomatoes to get a little jalapeno kick, it a perfect complement to this stew. It was a huge hit with the family, I'll definitely make it again."

Mhavener User ID: 7420918 255475
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"This was ok, I enjoyed the heartiness but it lacked flavor. May attempt a 2nd try with more spices."

derduchess User ID: 1268831 251818
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"This is SO good. I prepare it all the time in the fall & winter. In the summer I'll fix it EARLY in the morning before the sun rolls around & reheat individual portions in the evening. SO yummy, and easy!"

frankyedder User ID: 8768989 243772
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"The flavor of the stew is good. If you use this recipe watch how thick you cut the vegetables. Too thick, and they won't be done in time as per recipe. Too thin, you end up with mush. If you want thick cut vegetables, put them in the Dutch Oven with the meat. As an added extra to the flavor, a 1/4 cup of red wine makes a good enhancement,

One thing I didn't like about this recipe was how the meat is coated with flour. There is a simpler way to do this, without having to coat the meat in batches. Simply put the flour and meat in a large bowl, and give it a good tossing. When browning the coated meat, keep the batches down to at least two. Three is okay, but more than that and you'll spend a lot of time in front of the stove. After the onion and garlic are are sauted, add 1/4 cup of red wine to deglaze the pan. It adds a nice zing to the flavour."

Bossyyank54 User ID: 8684910 241011
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"We loved this stew & made the following changes. Deglazed the pan with red wine, added a package brown gravy mix & more spices. Yesterday we had our 1st snow, stew & buttermilk biscuits warmed the house up :-). I highly recommend using a Dutch oven, it makes a huge difference in flavor."

Loulopes User ID: 8607092 236933
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"This is a great recipe... Best ever I made...thanks"

22neecy User ID: 8063383 218019
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"Cant find oven temp and how long"

K8Rod User ID: 8178753 216638
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"Delicious! We deglaze the pot with a cup of red wine before adding the broth (reduced by a cup). We also add more meat."

jlmmam11 User ID: 8103552 77635
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This was awesome. Only change was I added celery. Made a little white rice. Some had it on top of rice others just the stew. Great either way, so easy with Dutch Oven and a rice cooker."

turbojimmy User ID: 8076886 160789
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"This was delicious and easy to make. I used a cast iron dutch oven and it came out great. When I make it again I'm going to cut back on the thyme a bit. It was a little overpowering but still very good."

uma57 User ID: 8073915 62196
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"Excellent! Thank you for sharing??. I added celery,mushrooms and a bay leaf. Husband can't wait for me to make it again."

Beresford11 User ID: 8012009 67084
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"Wanted to try out my new Dutch oven so found this recipe. Thrilled, we loved the stew, served over egg noodles. I did add 1/4 tspn dry mustard and 1/2 tspn Worchestershire just because they were staring at me on the shelf above the stove and didn't have any thyme in the house. Will definitely make many times this coming cold season. A winner."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 62194
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"Very good!"

MissDiana User ID: 7669611 135563
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"This recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious! I added a little red wine at the end, about 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce. My family loved it!"

murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 152075
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Today I will be making this for my third time just this winter. Of all the stew recipes I have tried throughout the years, this one is tops! Definitely a winner in my book!"

Miki1969 User ID: 7146523 135561
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"My husband's not typically a stew eater, but he loved the taste the tomatoes gave it. I used diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano in them instead of stewed tomatoes. Will definitely make again"

Cat09tails User ID: 7489598 138082
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I have made beef stew the same way for 45 years and this is my new recipe! easy, tasty and my husband loves it!"

Kellyfoody User ID: 7481328 207590
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"This was by far the best stew I've had! I normally am not a fan but the stew was amazingly flavourful and I even ate the carrots which I normally pick out! I will definitely make it again,,,,my hubby loved it!"

HankWil74 User ID: 7473169 62192
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Extremely simple and extremely delicious. Made it for my wife, who doesn't like tomatoes, and she absolutely loved it. Said it was the best stew I had ever made. We enjoyed it with a nice bottle of wine and after the meal we fell into each other's arms and discovered a new way to keep warm during a cold November night. Highly recommend, good for both pros and novices."

lark_ascending User ID: 7458365 160787
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"This was my first beef stew ever, and it turned out deliciously. I was a little worried after I had browned and removed the meat and added the onions, as the oil and bits of beef still stuck to the bottom seemed to be turning darker and darker and it even started to smell a little burnt. So I removed it from the heat and let the onions sautee on a very low heat after a couple of minutes. When the completed dish came out of the oven, however, it tasted great and all of the black charred gunk on the bottom had disappeared. Very pleased and will make this again."

booandollie User ID: 6639947 67079
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013 Edited Feb. 8, 2014

"In the past 2 days we've had 15 inches of snow & we're expecting 3-5 inches more over the wkend. Today I made a pot of stew & I followed this recipe, I added a pkage of brown gravy mix & more spices, it was a hit in our house. Can't beat home made beef stew & home made biscuits for a cold winters day :-)"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 135202
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"So good, the perfect winter supper. I omitted the onion/garlic, added Italian herbs, thyme and salt."

angcy User ID: 1160970 152074
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"easy to make and very delicious. The carb is low too. It works for someone who is on diabetic diet. I added more carrots and celery."

angcy User ID: 1160970 62188
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"easy to make and very delicious. The carb is low too. It works for someone who is on diabetic diet. I added more carrots and celery."

judytj User ID: 7141263 135560
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"My husband said "fabulous" and please make it again!!!! I did eliminate the salt and added two full cans of beef broth (29 oz). instead of 24 oz."

CoachTMBSC User ID: 6998671 67078
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"My dutch oven is bare cast iron (not good with tomatoes) so I did this in a clay cooker (Romertopf 109) with no modifications to the recipe. It prepared perfectly! For the clay cooker it probably could have had the liquid reduced a little but as written it worked just fine. Next time I might toss in some mushrooms at the end and maybe some sliced bell pepper or zucchini in the middle."

clschmicker User ID: 2634102 79053
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"This is easy to make and has great flavor! My family loved it"

debbm67 User ID: 6456885 156925
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Fantastic! I make beef stew all the time and always loved my recipe, this is now my new recipe! The very best I have ever made and soooo easy! With 5 kids, this will be one to hand down. Thanks for the great recipe."

lebidicus13 User ID: 6441474 70650
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Very good recipe. I added a bottle of guinness and another tablespoon of flour (my husband loves guinness) and it turned out great!"

JoanneLynn User ID: 5734992 156513
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"This recipe turned out good."

mtorres3 User ID: 1346747 67077
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe! My husband was never one to like beef stew, but after trying this recipe he has been converted. I didn't change anything about this recipe."

jkovaleski User ID: 1407355 77634
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"This is my husband's most requested recipe. Everyone I have served it to has raved about it. I double the recipe and freeze extra servings for a quick dinner anytime."

MaineSoxFan User ID: 5889675 67075
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"My family loved this recipe!! They've disliked every other stew I have ever made, so this one is my keeper!!!"

lilsoftballmom User ID: 3984777 135559
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"Can this be cooked in a cast iron dutch oven??


Txfuzzy User ID: 5600873 152067
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"The best stew I've ever made or tasted! It's a winner.."

SRussell User ID: 564227 160784
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!! What more can I say????? My family LOVED it....and I have EXTREMELY picky eaters. Thank you."

kdwatters User ID: 4106728 135200
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"This is the best beef stew recipe I have ever tasted. It's easy, uses ingredients I already have, and the family loves it!"

kdwatters User ID: 4106728 156512
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"You could use a crock pot, but, if at all possible, invest in a cast iron enamel dutch oven (Le Creuset is best). I regret that I had been married for 18 years before I finally bought one and it makes all the difference."

eelshaw User ID: 2602613 77632
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2008

"Response to Mrshall07: Until a few months ago, I didn't know what a dutch oven was either. I love to make soups, stews, chili, etc and kept finding recipes that used a dutch oven. Finally, I bought one (Lodge brand) at a Kitchen Collection store and have made many awesome recipes with it. I would recommend getting one with a porcelain glaze like mine. The alternative is the plain cast iron type. While these are also very good, the cast iron reacts with tomatoes and is therefore not a good choice for me. Whatever the brand, a dutch oven is a great thing to have. You should be able to find one in most stores that sell decent pots and pans. Also, I would recommend getting a large one like my 6 quart. Good luck and congratulations on your recent marriage."

Mrshall07 User ID: 2764648 152065
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2008

"I'm a fairly new newly wed...I don't have a dutch oven, can I use a crock pot? Or where can I find a dutch oven?"

Wryter User ID: 820275 153918
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2008

"This is the best stew recipe I've ever made. It was very easy to make, and everybody raved about it! I doubled it and put it into a large oven roasting pan that I usually cook my turkey in. It was perfect!"

crazymill User ID: 2325098 153860
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2008

"very good"

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