Wintry Baked Beef Stew


Wintry Baked Beef Stew

Wintry Baked Beef Stew
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No matter the season, our Wintry Baked Beef Stew is a one-dish meal that delivers comfort. The secret ingredient to this stew's creamy, rich sauce is none other than quick-cooking tapioca.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish or 2-quart roaster with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, carrots, potatoes, and onion. In a medium bowl, combine tomato juice, water, tapioca, sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well. Pour tomato mixture over beef mixture; mix well then pour into prepared baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake 2 to 2-1/4 hours, or until beef is tender.


Our Country Sweet Potato Muffins are a perfect partner for this warming Wintry Baked Beef Stew!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 413
  • Calories from Fat 98
  • Total Fat 11g 17 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.3g 21 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 35g 69 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 94mg 31 %
  • Sodium 801mg 33 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 44g 15 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22 %
  • Sugars 16g 0 %

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I love this recipe. I had found this in a magazine many years ago and family loved it. But I lost in the process of moving 11 years ago. So I was so Happy to see it here on Mr. Food..

If you can substitute barley for tapioca how much barley should I use?

Hello! - If you'll be using barley instead of tapioca, you can use the same amount as called for tapioca in the recipe. Enjoy!

Can this be made in a slow cooker/crock pot?

Hello! Yes, this recipe can be made in a slow cooker. Just cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or until beef is tender. Enjoy!

is the tapioca used to thicken?

Yes, the tapioca is used to thicken the stew. Enjoy!

Can't find Tapioca quick cook here checked 3 walmarts, kroger and giant eagle stores - all were out of it. Could I use tapioca starch? or a Gluten Free option?

Could you use barley instead of the tapioca?

Yes, you may certainly use barley instead of tapioca in this stew. Enjoy!

How much barley should I use?

Very tasty!!!! Did add 1/4 cup red wine, and before putting in oven sprinkled with Thyme, Parsley and Rosemary. Will make again!!!

This was delicious and easy peasy..Best stew I ever made, so I was told ..ty Mr. Food!!..I followed the recipe exact, but I don't care for stew meat so I used boneless beef ribs, added some thyme and oregano..and kicked it up with a few red pepper flakes and a splash of red wine as suggested...I loved the idea of cooking this in the oven, this one is definitely a keeper!!

I remember this from wayyyyyyy back, although we cooked it for about 6 hours in the oven, and did add wine, like one of the other commenters mentioned. Scrumptious!!

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I believe I would have to add a few sprigs of thyme, or rosemary, or maybe a bit of sage, to this excellent-sounding recipe. A splash of red wine, perhaps?

I love it. Mr. Food you are the best. Such great recipes and mostly so easy and delicious. Love 'em..

This really is the perfect recipe....especially good to put in oven before going to church...come home and the house smells awesome and it tastes sooooo good!!

Sounds very good!


Yes, you can cook this in a crockpot. I'd use a 5 to 6 quart crockpot. Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray. Add the potatoes, carrots, onions, then the meat in that order. Then add the rest of the ingredients, except the water because a crockpot adds moisture as it cooks. Cook on low for 5 1/2 to 6 hours. I would add the tapioca after 4 hours.

I didn't have tomato juice so I pureed a can of diced tomatoes and added beef stock to get the 1 cup and also used 1cup of beef stock instead of water, turned out great. I love Mr Food's Recipes!!!

Mr. Food. I always wanted to make a good stew, your tips on making a delicious stew will help me to now end. While i have the opportunity, i would like to ask you for your recipe on a curry sauce. as my version is disastrous. Respectfully Mr. Birnie

Did not answer the question can u make this in a slow cooker?

I made this for supper the other night, and it is, by far, the best beef stew I've ever made! It was simply delicious! It was even better the next day. If you're looking for a beef stew recipe, look no further. This one is tops!

I have made this stew for a long time, but instead of using tomato jiuce use V-8 instead. Gives it a whole new flavor.

would this taste as good cooked in a crockpot ?

I'm going to try this in my cast iron cooking vessel It looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for all of the receipes. jke

This was delicious! We made it earlier in December on a snowy day and it hit the spot for the comfort food we were craving :) There were pleanty of left overs, so we froze them and enjoyed it again a few weeks later. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!


I made this meal after seeing it on TV and it was delicious! This one pot dinner was quick and easy and I plan to keep it on my favorite list.

I made this on Sunday and it was very easy. Since I didn't have tapioca I used the same amount of corn starch. This is excellent, easy and smells great when its cooking. Very filling.

I have never done a stew in the oven before. This is the only way i will do it from now on.This recipe was the best.

I'm going to try this it is a lot easier than what I usually do

making today, no quick cooking tapioca in house. substituting equal amounts of flour, i am sure it will be fine.

Wow, this sounds delish! ;) Will be trying this week for sure!

Making this now.. instead of beef, I'm using venison :) smells great!!

thank you,,,,merry christmas


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