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5 Hour Beef Stew

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe from my grandma Jan. It's so good and comforting. Make with some yummy bran muffins."
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5 h 20 m servings 399
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Stir beef, potatoes, tomato-vegetable juice cocktail, carrots, celery, onion, tapioca, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a roasting pan; cover.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until beef and potatoes are tender, about 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 399 calories; 10.4 45.2 30.4 76 470 Full nutrition

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This is a very good yet simple tasting stew. I've made it many times when out of town guests were coming but arrival time was not certain. It has always been a hit with everyone I've served. I'v...

I've been making this for years and my mom for years before me. I use baby carrots, baby reds 1 celery stalk, 1 med onion and three lbs stew meat. Inexpensive meat works great it will turn out t...

Put in crockpot and cooked 10 hours, good flavor

Made it exactly how the directions stated and it was delicious. Next time I make it, I'll brown the beef beforehand and try the Worcestershire sauce addition as others have mentioned.

Made a few changes, since I didn't have V-8 juice. I used vegetable broth which I added a can of diced tomatoes and used a stick blender to combine. Also I added a beef bouillon cube and it tu...

My family liked this stew. I was out of tapioca so I tossed the beef with 1/4 cup flour with salt and pepper and I just forgot about the sugar. It stilled turned out great!

Wonderful recipe. Took Kathy's suggestion and cooked it in the crockpot for 10 hours. Will definitely make again.

I made it like it written, just added string beans and at the

I used a couple of bags of frozen "stew" blend (onion, celery, potato, carrot) vegetables and used double the amount or granulates instant tapioca. Thank you so much for sharing, this was alway...