Easy Oven Beef Stew

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Chef Judy

This recipe is perfect for days at home when you want a hearty supper but don't want to spend the afternoon cooking. You simply toss all the ingredients into a large casserole dish or dutch oven just after lunch time. There's no browning involved. By about 4:00 p.m. your kitchen will greet you with wonderful slow-brasing aromas.

Top Review by NavyWife'nMom

This is a nice, very easy stew. Had to leave out the turnip, as DH doesn't care for them, but followed the recipe otherwise. Decent flavor but was really hoping for more of a saucy base. I think I'll try the same recipe with a stock base next time. The seasoning will likely compliment any base. Thanks for adding an easy soup recipe to my cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim any fat from meat cubes; set aside. Mix flour and seasonings together in a bag, put the meat in the bag too and shake to coat meat with the flour mixture. Place coated meat and all remaining ingredients in a 3-4 quart casserole or dutch oven and mix.
  2. (TRUST ME - there will be enough liquid - do NOT add more than the canned tomatoes!).
  3. Cover and bake at 275 degrees for 4 hours or until meat is very tender. This recipe makes four very LARGE servings (or smaller with leftovers) and is a great company recipe especially for those who can't cook or are pressed for time. Turn on or pre-set your oven to come on at 2:00 and you will be serving at 6:00. Serve with crusty bread or rolls, a green salad and a good bottle of wine. So easy and so delicious! Bon appetite!

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