Oven Baked Stew
This Oven Baked Stew might have some surprising ingredients like ketchup and cream of celery, but believe me it’s delicious.
OVEN BAKED STEW
This is one of the first meals I ever made and one of the first recipes I ever posted on this blog. The pictures were horrible. And although it’s still not much of a looker, it tastes really good.
If you’ve read a little about me, you know that I wasn’t much of a cook before I got married. In fact, the first meal I cooked my husband while we were dating was a chicken broccoli Alfredo pasta from a prepackaged box. I never expected for him to think that I had cooked it from scratch but before I had a chance to say anything he started raving on and on about it and kept asking questions like what was in the sauce. I wasn’t avoiding his questions but I wasn’t giving up information freely either.
The real trouble came when they discontinued the pasta at the grocery store. I thought great…I’m screwed. Lucky for me, my roommate Lisa had this recipe for Oven Baked Stew as a back up. I cooked it for him and he loved it. Crisis avoided. Don’t worry, I came clean about my shady cooking and he married me anyway.
This is a thick hearty stew that leaves you wondering whether to eat it with a fork or a spoon. Stew meat has the reputation for being tough, but in this sauce it’s slow cooked into submission leaving it tender.
OTHER HEARTY RECIPES
- Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Easy Tomato Soup
- Creamy Chicken Potato soup
- Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
- Egg Drop Soup
- Zuppa Toscana
Oven Baked Stew
- 1 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 lbs lean beef stew meat cut into bite sized pieces.
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 6 boiling onions or regular onions cut into 2 inch chunks
- 6 carrots cut into 1-inch pieces, (or baby carrots can be used)
- 1 14.5 ounce can cream of celery soup
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large Ziploc bag combine onion soup mix, salt, paprika, and stew meat. Shake until well coated. Place seasoned meat in a covered baking dish.
- Arrange potatoes, onions, and carrots on top of meat.
- In a small bowl combine cream of celery and ketchup. Pour mixture over meat and vegetables (I know it sounds weird but it is good).
- Cover and bake for 2 hours @ 325 degrees. Garnish with parsley if desired.
- Slow Cooker Instructions: Prepare as directed above but cook in slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are fork tender.