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Hearty Baked Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours

Makes

8 servings

This is such an easy way to make a wonderful beef stew. You don't need to brown the meat first—just combine it with hearty chunks of carrots, potatoes and celery, and let it all cook together in a flavorful gravy. My daughter Karen came up with the recipe for her busy family. —Doris Sleeth, Naples, Florida
Hearty Baked Beef Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 slice bread, cubed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, water, tapioca, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. or 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Serve in bowls.

Health tip
  • Beef that’s sold for stew is typically from lean, tougher cuts, like round or chuck, that become tender and flavorful when braised.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 300 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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