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
- 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
- 1/4 cup instant tapioca
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all the ingredients in a heavy, covered pan or the crockpot.
- If you use the oven, cook on 250 degrees for 4-5 hours, stirring 2-3 times during the cooking.
- 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.