Delicious Oven-Baked Beef Stew
photo by Shelby Jo
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 30mins
- 4 tablespoons bacon grease or 4 tablespoons oil
- 2 lbs beef stew meat
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional or taste)
- 1 cup low sodium beef broth (can use water but broth is better)
- 3 tablespoons dry tapioca
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon powder
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 3 large thick carrots, peeled and cut onto 1-inch pieces
- 1 large celery (sliced into 3/4-inch pieces) (optional)
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 large onion, coarsly chopped
- 10 -15 small fresh button mushrooms
- 1 slice bread (broken into very small pieces)
- 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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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!
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!