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Christmas Eve Beef Stew

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a family tradition for Christmas Eve! Serve with a green salad and a loaf of warm bread. It can also be made in a slow cooker."
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Ingredients

6 h 20 m servings 474
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Place beef, tomatoes, celery, carrots, potatoes, onions, and tapioca into a Dutch oven. Season with beef bouillon, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram; stir in red wine. Place the lid on the Dutch oven.
  3. Bake for 5 to 6 hours in the preheated oven. Add peas during last half hour of cooking.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 474 calories; 14.6 36 47.4 122 611 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made the following adjustments: - Floured and browned the beef first - Rinsed the browning pan with the wine and 1 cup water (only used half the water since using a crock pot) - Layered the ve...

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I hate to be the one to give this recipe 2 star, but I will explain. I mede it exactly as it is written, and at six hours into cooking, the meat was done, though tough, the veggies were not full...

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I made the following adjustments: - Floured and browned the beef first - Rinsed the browning pan with the wine and 1 cup water (only used half the water since using a crock pot) - Layered the ve...

Extremely tasty! I did not change a thing except coat my meat in flour and brown before adding. I used the slow cooker and layered it as follows: tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, mea...

I'm not a big stew fan, but this recipe is fantastic! I used my slow cooker for this recipe. At the suggestion of others, I also doubled the amount of seasoning. During the last hour of cookin...

I hate to be the one to give this recipe 2 star, but I will explain. I mede it exactly as it is written, and at six hours into cooking, the meat was done, though tough, the veggies were not full...

this was tasty but sort of thin. I used the crockpot (which was FULL) instead of regular oven and would recommend to cut the water in half. You can always add if it is a little thick, but the li...

Awesome! I used 3pounds of stew meat and didn't cut it into 1 inch pieces, some were bigger...some were almost 3 inches. I made it in the Crock pot for 8 hours on Low, added frozen corn along w...

My husband absolutely loved this recipe!! I made it in the crock pot. I would use a little more spice next time but other than that it was delicious. I would definitely make this again.

GREAT! I also went with double seasonings. Also added salt to taste. The brown gravy mix at the end is a great addition! Will make often...

I made this today in the crockpot (8 hours on low) and had it waiting when my husband and I got home from church....What a treat! He tends to be reserved with his compliments, so his enthusiast...