Savory Oven-Baked Beef Stew

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Now that the colder weather is here, it's a perfect time for a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, one pot meal like this delicious stew. Sometimes I have used lean ground beef in place of the stew meat in a pinch. Serve with a crusty bread or warm rolls for a complete dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven.
  3. Brown beef.
  4. Add flour, salt, garlic powder, marjoram and pepper.
  5. Stir in undrained tomatoes and beef broth, mix well.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  8. Cover, place in oven and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours or until meat is tender.
  9. Stir twice during baking.
  10. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Most Helpful

It was good. Easy to make. Not a ton of flavor, but the kids ate it. I think I still prefer slow cooking beef stew, but this is nice for a somewhat last minute meal choice.

singlejess1 November 15, 2015

Delicious! It was actually a nice thick sauce rather than a soup. It's always disappointing when someone says stew and it's really just vegetable beef soup. This was so much better than stew on the stove or in the crock pot. I did add some mushrooms as suggested by other reviewers. Next time I will add a tablespoon of Worcestershire for a little tangier sauce.

Kathy T. November 09, 2015

Super tasty! Just the right balance between meat, veggies, and gravy. And so tender in the oven. Next time, I may throw in some mushrooms at the beginning or peas at the end or both.

Loves2Cook! November 24, 2013