Delicious Oven-Baked Beef Stew

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Browned beef cubes cooked with lots of veggies in a delicious thick rich tomato-based sauce, and the oven baking really adds to the flavor --- I use bacon grease to brown the meat but oil will do fine, serve this with cooked noodles and/or with a crusty loaf of bread, to serve as a thick hearty soup add in a little more broth --- this is *very* good! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or an oval casserole dish.
  2. In a small bowl combine seasoned salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Place the meat in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the spices over meat, then using clean hands toss until well combined.
  5. In a skillet heat bacon grease or oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Add in the seasoned beef (in batches) and brown well on all sides.
  7. Remove the beef to a large bowl.
  8. Add in the undrained tomatoes, crushed chili flakes, beef broth, tapioca, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and sugar; mix to combine.
  9. Add in carrots, celery (if using) potatoes and small button mushrooms and the bread cubes; toss to combine.
  10. Season with more ground black pepper if desired.
  11. Transfer to the baking dish.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 2 hours or until the meat and veggies are tender.


Most Helpful

I loved this stew! The only changes I made was I didn't add any red pepper flakes. Next time I will add less black pepper for coating the meat, my kiddos said it was spicy. Great recipe that will be made again, Thanks for posting Kitten!

children from A to Z April 13, 2009

This was good but a bit too much zip for my family. It was just a little too spicy & tangy for our taste. Thanks for sharing.

Chef Lil' Momma Jenn May 04, 2008

Kitty this is the best stew I have ever made and the first time I used tapioca and bread in stew but won't be the last it did a wonderful job thickening the stew, thankyou Kitty for yet another #1 recipe!

kusinera March 10, 2008

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