Delicious Oven-Baked Beef Stew

"Browned beef cubes cooked with lots of veggies in a delicious thick rich tomato-based sauce, and the oven baking really adds to the flavor --- I use bacon grease to brown the meat but oil will do fine, serve this with cooked noodles and/or with a crusty loaf of bread, to serve as a thick hearty soup add in a little more broth --- this is *very* good! :)"
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photo by Shelby Jo
Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or an oval casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl combine seasoned salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place the meat in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle the spices over meat, then using clean hands toss until well combined.
  • In a skillet heat bacon grease or oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the seasoned beef (in batches) and brown well on all sides.
  • Remove the beef to a large bowl.
  • Add in the undrained tomatoes, crushed chili flakes, beef broth, tapioca, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and sugar; mix to combine.
  • Add in carrots, celery (if using) potatoes and small button mushrooms and the bread cubes; toss to combine.
  • Season with more ground black pepper if desired.
  • Transfer to the baking dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for about 2 hours or until the meat and veggies are tender.

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  1. I loved this stew! The only changes I made was I didn't add any red pepper flakes. Next time I will add less black pepper for coating the meat, my kiddos said it was spicy. Great recipe that will be made again, Thanks for posting Kitten!
  2. This was good but a bit too much zip for my family. It was just a little too spicy & tangy for our taste. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Kitty this is the best stew I have ever made and the first time I used tapioca and bread in stew but won't be the last it did a wonderful job thickening the stew, thankyou Kitty for yet another #1 recipe!
  4. Wow! Kitten, this is FANTASTIC! I loved it so much! I doubled the amount of beef broth (2 cups) because I didn't want leftovers from the can, and because I knew most of it would be reheated and it would help it to not dry out. This is definitely a recipe that I will make again and again. (And I'm giving it to my mom too!) Thank you so much for all of your great recipes!
  5. Where do I begin? You had me at the bacon grease and from there it was magic! This stew as so easy to prepare. As I browned the beef, my daughter prepared all of the veggies - then it was in the oven and let me tell you, the aroma coming from my kitchen was mouth-watering! We served this with crescent rolls and it was the perfect meal on a cold winter night. Thanks for another fantastic recipe!



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