All Day Beef Stew – Oven or Crockpot

This stew can be made in the crockpot or the oven. I used the oven this time, since it was a Saturday and we were home all day.
Gather up your ingredients:
All Day Beef Stew – Oven or Crockpot

Serving size: 8-10

  • 2 lb. stew beef
  • 3 cups chopped potatoes
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3-4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • ¼ cup instant tapioca
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a heavy, covered pan or the crockpot.
  2. If you use the oven, cook on 250 degrees for 4-5 hours, stirring 2-3 times during the cooking.
  3. If you use the crockpot, you won’t need to stir during the cooking.
I’ve also “cheated” with this recipe and used the frozen bags of stew vegetables from the grocery. They don’t need nearly as long to cook and taste almost as good. Plus they have pearl onions in them, which I happen to love.
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  1. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I have never made Stew! Can you believe it??

    Well…my crockpot died a couple of years ago and I have not replaced it, because my hubby likes “oven” food better. This is perfect for us….I am going to try this recipe.

    Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  3. That looks so yummy! It’s the perfect recipe for the snowy day we are having:)

  4. I love beef stew. I often make a big batch and freeze half for another night.

  5. Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Umm that looks so good and comforting.

  6. Amy Fichtner says:

    I noticed there was no beef in the picture!! Lol Recipe looks great!! I might have to try this one!!

  7. Rosemarie says:

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. As fate would have it, I am making stew tomorrow in the crock pot.

    I am going to have to try your recipe (using the oven, too) and give it a taste.

    This looks like a great blog – I’ll be back!

  8. Lilly's Life says:

    That looks really good. I am going to try this too. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  9. The Blonde Duck says:

    Delicious. I can always use a new good beef stew.

  10. It is 10:30 at night and I’m drooling over this!! I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to make it πŸ™‚

  11. This looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  12. Colleen says:

    Hello! I noticed your recipe uses Tapioca, any reason for that? I have never put that in mine and would never have thought to. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Tiffany says:

      Colleen, the tapioca just helps thicken the sauce. I’m sure there are other ways of thickening it up. I wouldn’t have thought to use tapioca either, but that’s the ingredient the recipe uses.

  13. How long would you cook it in the crockpot? Looks really yummy! Perfect for the fall.

  14. Can you put the meat in frozen or does it have to be thawed? I’ve never made stew before but have the stew meat and would like to try it.

    • Melissa, I’ve never done this recipe with frozen meat. You might want to thaw it enough to at least get the cubes apart. But I think it would work, as long as you give it plenty of cooking time.

  15. I was wondering if you have a calorie count on this? I am losing weight by counting calories and it is important that I have this information. This recipe looks so good and I hope to be able to try it.

  16. This may be a dumb question, but do you find Instant Tapioca with the Instant puddings and jellos? I don’t ever recall seeing that.

    • Betty, not a dumb question at all. I think it is with the instant puddings and jellos, but probably on either a top or bottom shelf. It’s a different shaped box than the jellos.


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