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From TOH Country Woman. No name is mentioned to give credit. I did change up a bit for us. I shared this recipe with my friend, Donna and she cooked it in the crockpot and added a little more liquid. I have only cooked it using the directions as outlined below. This is a thick stew so if you do not like a thick stew, I would recommend adding more liquid. We like our stew thick.
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup, undiluted
- 1 cup water (we used red wine) or 1 cup red wine (we used red wine)
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- fresh ground pepper
- 2 lbs beef chuck roast, cut into 1 to 2 inch chunks
- 3 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch diagonal slices
- 2 -3 yellow onions, quartered (depending on how much onion you like)
- 4 medium potatoes, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
- 1⁄2 cup celery, cut in 1 inch chunks
- 12 whole mushrooms
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Mix together, soup, wine, and flour until smooth. Add bouillon cubes (no dissolving necessary), Italian seasoning and garlic.
- Pepper beef to desired amount.
- Put all meat and vegetables in large roasting pan. I used my dutch oven pan.
- Pour soup mixture over the top and mix well.
- Bake covered at 275 degrees for 4 to 5 hours.
- When ready to serve adjust seasoning if desired. Serve with crusty bread or over noodles.
Our family loved this & I did too because of the flavor & the ease . Will make this often. Made for Aussie Swap #38
This is the easiest beef stew recipe I have ever encountered. Just throw it all into the Dutch oven and go! I made a few adjustments to the recipe to suit our tastes but retained the basic feel. Because we like our stew with a lot of liquid, I added 1 1/2 cups water (along with the tomato soup and wine), increased the flour to 1/2 cup for a proper thickening ratio and added one more beef bouillon cube. Because I was out of Italian seasoning, I substituted 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. marjoram and two bay leaves. I also added frozen green beans and corn during the last 30 minutes of cooking. The stew was perfectly delicious, hearty and satisfying on a damp Spring day. I made it for Sunday dinner yesterday. DH, 1-year-old DD, Grandpa and Nana were all very impressed. Thanks for a keeper! (Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #38)