Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This recipe, which was in our church cookbook, is my favorite beef stew that has traditional stew vegetables. The secret ingredient is the cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut stewing beef into bite-size pieces.
  2. Scrub potatoes and cut into eighths.
  3. Peel carrots and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  4. Combine all ingredients, except cheese, in a casserole dish.
  5. Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 5hours.
  6. Alternately, cook in a crockpot on low all day.
  7. Stir in cheese to melt just before serving.


Most Helpful

This was my first attempt at beef stew and we really enjoyed this. I don't usually like American cheese and was little scared at how much I put in the stew. I think I used seven slices of the Kraft singles. But it turned out to be delicious. Next time I make this, I will try it with fresh cheese from the deli. Thanks for a great recipe!

Stef Scu February 28, 2006

I have to agree the cheese is the secret to this recipe. I would not substitute the American cheese with any other. Also when using the crock pot method cut the water to 1/2 C. I used 6 slices of cheese. I think the 8 slices would be a little too much. A very tasty & EASY recipe, I'll be using this one alot since DH loves beef stew.

Carol G. October 24, 2005

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