Country Beef Stew

Crystal ~


This is one of our favorite beef stews. It makes a hearty meal. I found it in a Amish cookbook. It is a very quick meal to throw together, if you already have your stew meat cubed. (The prep time does not include cubing the stew meat). You can add tomatoes, if you like also. We prefer this stew without tomatoes, which is just a personal preference. It can be made in the oven or the crockpot. The most important thing to remember with this stew is not to stir it while it is cooking.

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15 Min
4 Hr


2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bit-size pieces
3 large red potatoes, peeled and quartered
3 carrots, peeled; cut into 1-inch pieces
2 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups beef or vegetable stock
6 tablespoons minute tapioca (made by kraft~red 8 ounce box)
1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon marjoram
1 bay leaf


1Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large roasting pan combine all the prepared ingredients. Cover with foil and bake for 3-4 hours without stirring.
2Serve with biscuits or rolls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy