Karla's Oven Stew

Karla Everett


I make this stew out of my left over roast dinner..I even use the same roaster the roast was cooked in ; I toss it all together after dinner and put roaster and all in the refrigerator until the next day I put it in the oven and let it cook!
My mom was the one to teach me how to make this in the oven . I add more veggie's than my mom did and she always called my version "everything but the kitchen sink stew "

The amount of vegetables depend on how many you had left over from your Roast dinner meal.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6 or more depending on bowl size.
10 Min
4 Hr


left over roast meat ; cut up (more the better)
left over veggie's ; potatoes , onions , carrots ; cut up
left over gravy ; i make mine from the broth the roast was cooked in but if you don't , then save the broth and use in the stew.
1 can(s)
green beans ; drained
1 can(s)
peas ; drained
1 can(s)
corn ; drained
1 can(s)
stew tomatoes
2 stick
celery ; chopped
1 large
onion ; peeled and chopped
1 large
carrot, sliced ; if needed
2-3 medium
potatoes , if needed ; peeled and cut into chunks
6 c
water ; enough to almost fill the roaster
1 pkg
stew seasoning mix
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 tsp
garlic ; minced from out of a jar or granulated garlic powder
1 Tbsp
kitchen bouquet
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 medium
head of cabbage , cut in wedges ; optional

How to Make Karla's Oven Stew


  • 1Use any left over meat , gravy and vegetables that you have over from your roast dinner the night before.
  • 2Chop up the carrots , celery , onion and potatoes.
  • 3Drain the corn , peas and green beans.
  • 4Throw all the ingredients together in a roaster ( I use a roaster pan or my large dutch oven ) Add the un-drained canned tomatoes.
  • 5Add enough water to cover all of your fixings for the stew. I used about 10 cups of water for the amount shown in these pictures. It was a big batch of stew.
  • 6Add the spices and the kitchen bouquet seasoning.
  • 7Mix it all together.
  • 8Cover and Bake in oven @ 325° for 3-4 hrs ; stirring every once in awhile.( mainly your just wanting to cook the extra raw vegetables you put in)Leave in the oven on Low until your ready to serve.
  • 9NOTE: if you want a thicker soup , add enough instant mashed potatoes until the desired thickness you want.
  • 10If you are going to put cabbage in the stew , cut the cabbage into wedges and place in the hot stew the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • 11Can be cooked in a crock pot also for 4-6 hours on low setting.

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