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Dutch Oven Beef Stew

A dutch oven beef stew that is simple to put together and then is slow cooked in the oven for 5 hours. It has cooked all day flavor, tender beef & perfectly cooked vegetables in a thick tomato based sauce. This makes an excellent dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword beef stew in oven slow cooked, easy beef stew recipe, oven baked beef stew, oven beef stew with tapioca
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Susie


  • 1.5 lbs (1-1.5 lbs.) beef stew meat
  • 2 cup russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1.5 inch chunks
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and cut
  • 1 large onion, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 2 tbsp tapioca pearls
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika optional**


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a dutch oven and place in the oven, covered with the lid, at 250 degrees for 5 hours.
    Stir the pot 2 times during cooking.
    Remove the bay leaves before serving.