Randy's Old Time Beef Stew

"I LOVE BEEF STEW....I can eat it year 'round!!! I prefer to make in the oven instead of on top of the stove."
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Dredge meat in seasoned flour & brown in hot oil.
  • Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice.
  • Cover and bake 1 1/2 hours .
  • Remove bay leaves and garlic clove.
  • Add carrots and celery. & (optional rutabaga &/or stewed tomatoes).
  • Cover and cook 45 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  • To thicken gravy, combine 1/4 cup cold water and the cornstarch until smooth.
  • Slowly mix into the stew until desired thicknes.
  • Stir and cook over medium high heat until thick & bubbly.
  • ENJOY!

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  1. This is a wonderful stew!! Although I cook mine in a cast Dutch oven on the stovetop, I make dumplings at the end, so I omit the cornstarch.


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