5-Hour Stew

3.81 avg. rating (76% score) - 47 votes

5-Hour Stew

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds stew beef
  • 1 onion, chopped medium
  • 6 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca
  • 4 to 5 potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 green pepper, chopped medium
  • 1 12-ounce can V-8 juice


Place ingredients in layers in a Dutch oven. Do not stir. Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Do not lift lid during baking.
  • I have been making this for years, and my mother made it before me. I add red wine along with the V-8 Juice.

  • Anonymous

    I browned my stewing meat for about 15 minutes with seasoned flour, THAN it turned out to be the best stew I ever tasted. This is my favorite!

  • Anonymous

    It really turned out very well, but a little too bland; flavorless. I guess I didn’t spice it up enough! Don’t let that discourage you, though! It was delicious and so easy to make!

  • Anonymous

    This is a receipe very similar too my grandmother’s, only I use tomatoe juice.


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