Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew #SundaySupper

No browning of the beef is required for this easy Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew recipe. Simple, healthy comfort food that the whole family will love! {gluten free, dairy free} 

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This Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew is my absolute favorite beef recipe.  It is a simple recipe made with wholesome ingredients that is pure, healthy comfort food. Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew  is packed with beef, lots of vegetables, is easy to make and is just delicious.  What could be better?   Well, my friends, it gets better.  What if I told you that all that you need to do is mix up a simple sauce, cut the vegetables, cube the meat, and that’s it.  There is no browning of the meat required…just put everything in the pot and then pop it in the oven!  A few hours later you will have perfectly browned and tender beef and vegetables.

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This Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew recipe is an updated recipe to a previous version on the blog.  Not only did it need updated photos, but I refined the recipe to make it even easier and tastier!  However there is really no right or wrong way to make it.  If you favor carrots over potatoes, for example, adjust amounts accordingly.  I love that, for a majority of the time, this is hands off.  It’s great for entertaining, so you can spend more time with your guests instead of the kitchen.

Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew is one of those recipes that is a classic that everyone loves. It is perfect for any lazy Sunday, for entertaining, or for whatever reason, it is simply delicious.  This one is a keeper!

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Pop-in-the-Oven Beef Stew
Yields: 8 servings
  • 1 cup broth (I use low-sodium vegetable broth)
  • ⅓ cup instant tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, including juices
  • 2 pounds lean, boneless beef stew meat, cut into 1½ inch cubes
  • 1½ pounds baby carrots
  • 2 large onions, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut in quarters or eighths, depending on size
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F degrees.
  2. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, stir broth and tapioca until combined. Stir in salt, pepper, basil and garlic. Add tomatoes and stir until combined.
  3. Alternately add beef, carrots, onions and potatoes to Dutch oven, folding and stirring to make sure everything gets coated.
  4. Cover and pop in the oven for 2½ to 3 hours, or until meat and vegetables are tender.

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  1. What a creative dish! Looks delish! I want this for dinner. Yum!

  2. Oh my what a tasty looking beef stew. I can see popping a whole big bowl of this in my mouth, one forkfull at a time.

  3. Easy beef stew sounds good to me! I like the tapioca tip!

  4. Gosh, it felt like beef stew weather this morning! Your lovely, easy recipe would be a hit at my house!!!

  5. I love how easy yet delicious this looks! I always make Beef Stew different every time I make it!

  6. I love this! I make a very similar one. It is such a comforting dish. The flavors just meld together. Mmmmm……

  7. Love how easy this is! I use the tapioca trick for the slow cooker sometimes. It thickens a sauce just perfectly by the time a dish is done.

  8. I love that there is no browning involved – I am always looking for easy recipes and this one looks fantastic!

  9. I love that this dish avoids the extra step of browning. Anything that takes less time and less dishes is a winner in my book!

  10. This is totally one of those dishes that I would walk into a room and die from the amazing smell. Even though I don’t eat meat, I still LOVE the smell of recipes like this one!

  11. Love how easy this is, and I bet you could toss it onto the crockpot if you don’t want to heat up the oven.

  12. I love how easy and delicious this beef stew looks; Yum!