Stay in Bed Stew

READY IN: 5hrs 15mins
Recipe by Kumama Chef 579262

This is a perfect stew to make when you just want to crawl back in bed for the day. I do not remember where I got this recipe but have had it a long time. You can also make this in your slow cooker!

Top Review by mostlympc

Perfect winter recipe. My family and friends have also used this recipe for ages. I can't remember where we got it from but have always refered to it as "Stay in Bed Stew". I'll sometimes roll the beef chunks in flour and brown, but not necessary. I always add a few bay leaves to spice things up. I do prefer the 'cream of mushroom soup' version. I usually also add chopped celery and celery leaves. Great recipe to add or substitute a variety of other vegetables you may happen to have, fresh or frozen. When opting for the "tomato soup" version, I'll sometimes add a little Worchestershire Sauce and/or a little garlic paste. You really do throw all your ingredients in an oven pot and forget about it. Can freeze it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs beef stew meat
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can peas, drained (optional)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup or 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup or 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can celery soup
  • 12 cup water
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients in a casserole dish or roaster pan that has a TIGHT FITTING LID. Place in oven at 275 degrees for 5 hours or until meat very tender and sauce thick and bubbly.

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