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Easy Oven Stew


A family favorite, from a decades-ago Hunt's and Wesson advertisement.


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 to 2 pounds beef, cut up for stew
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 or 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 6 small potatoes or cut up large potatoes
  • 6 small carrots, in chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika in paper or plastic bag. Add beef and shake to coat meat with the seasoned flour.
  3. Put oil in 3-quart casserole. Add meat and toss well to coat meat with oil.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir.
  5. Continue baking for another 15 minutes, or until meat is browned.
  6. Add vegetables and mix with meat and juices. Add water and salt and pepper to taste. Pour tomato sauce over all. Mix. Cover.
  7. Bake at 300 to 350 degrees F for 1 to 2 hours, until meat and vegetables are tender.

Makes 4 servings.

Posted by Marianna at Recipe Goldmine 11/12/2001 12:44 pm.

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