I can't say that I was crazy about Beef Stew - until I had this recipe. A good friend made this for me one day on a cold day for lunch. She shared her recipe and I have been serving this one ever since. I can tell you it is the best I have ever had! Serve with some cornbread and your meal is complete.
Brown beef cubes on all sides in hot oil. Add onion, tomatoes, tapioca, beef broth, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
Bring mixture to a boil. Cover and bake in a 350 degree, preheated oven for 1 hour, 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
2Add carrots, potatoes, and celery. Continue baking, covered for 1 hour.