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Creamy Oven Baked Beef Stew

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2 Hr 10 Min

Since the proof of the pudding is in the eating, everybody loves this creamy stew made with a secret ingredient...tapioca!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, trimmed
  • 4 potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 6 carrots, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cook tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 9- x 13-inch baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray, combine beef, potatoes, carrots, and onion; mix well. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well.
  2. Pour tomato juice mixture over beef and vegetables. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake 2 to 2-1/4 hours, or until beef and vegetables are tender.

This is the perfect dish for when you want to prepare ahead of time. Just put it together, cover, and chill. Begin to bake 2-1/2 hours before serving.

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