Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cooking Thursday

Today's recipe is another good one for cold weather, and is one of those basic meals that most everyone seems to enjoy!  I've been making this one for quite a few years. A bowl of stew with a piece of hot, crusty bread is perfect on a cold winter night!

French Oven Stew

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut in 1 1/2 inch cubes
2 large onions, cut into eight pieces
3 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
4 large carrots, quartered
2 large potatoes, cut into chunks
1/3 cup quick cooking tapioca
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon basil
2 cups tomato juice

Combine tomato juice, tapioca, sugar, salt, pepper and basil in bowl.  Set aside
Place meat, onions, celery and carrots in a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.  Pour tomato juice mixture over top and cover.
Bake at 350 degrees for 3 1/2 hours.
Add potato chunks and bake another hour.
Remove from oven and let rest for about 10 minutes before serving.


Mary said...

This looks so good, Mari.

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Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Perfect for a cold and or rainy day!

WendyFromNY said...

This looks delicious and simple! I am new to tapioca, I wonder if tapioca flour would be an okay substitute...will give it a whirl! Thanks!

Dianna said...

Oh, Mari, this looks and sounds delicious. I know where the stew meat is located in the our next cold snap I am going to be giving this one a try.

Terri D said...

This looks so good I can almost smell it!! Thanks for the recipe!

Nonnie said...

Wow! Wish I had seen this earlier as I have beef stew on the stove now. Yummy. I am saving.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

This looks so cozy and yummy! Perfect yet for our weather here. ;) xo

Jean said...

Looks so good! That's the first time I've seen tapioca in a beef stew recipe!

Jenny said...

Wow this looks good, Mari. It reminds me of a beef stew I used to make in the Crock Pot but haven't done for so many years, I don't even remember. It may be 20 years and that was one of my staple recipes back in the day and TG loved it! I think I'll make this because TG will be so happy. I hope it mixes well with the constant sift of pollen we now endure, haahahaha xoxo