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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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Arrange potatoes, onions, and carrots on top of meat.
  4. 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).
  5. Cover and bake for 2 hours @ 325 degrees. Garnish with parsley if desired.
  6. Slow Cooker Instructions: Prepare as directed above but cook in slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are fork tender.

Recipe Notes

Source: from my roommate Lisa Poulson