Thursday, September 06, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday for September 6

Today’s recipe is one I’ve used for years. It can be made in the oven in a very large casserole dish, or in the slow cooker. Both ways are yummy!


1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup water
1/4 cup flour
2 pounds beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes, trimmed of fat
3 medium carrots, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 onion, chopped (or use a handful of frozen baby onions)
4 medium potatoes, cut in 1 1/2-inch chunks
1/2 cup celery, cut in 1-inch slices
12 whole large fresh mushrooms (optional but good)
2 beef bouillon cubes ( or 2 tsp. beef bouillon granules)
1 Tblsp. Italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
3 grinds fresh pepper

In a large casserole dish (at least 3-quart) mix the soup with the water and flour until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover the casserole and bake at 275º for 4 to 5 hours. (The stew may also be cooked in a slow cooker on Low for the same amount of time.) Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

This delicious stew was a staple for us during the years our kids were at boarding school. It was the perfect meal for Sunday lunch before the trip back to school. I can’t even count the number of times I have given out this recipe over the years.


  1. Anonymous11:23 AM

    This looks very good. Thanks for sharing it!


  2. Well now, this is MY kind of recipe, I'm a stew lover :)

    I can't wait to try this one, thank you so much for sharing :)

  3. This sounds very good, I lvoe stews, & have one similar.

  4. Thsi sounds very good, I have one similar & love stews in the fall.

  5. Mrs. T- this recipes sounds wonderful! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Anonymous1:29 PM

    This sounds so delicious!!

  8. I love stew - looks good

  9. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Mrs. T:

    Thank you for the stew recipe ... looks delicious (as all of your other recipes). I will be trying it soon.

    I am also going to model a prayer journal after your examples. Thank you so much for your willingness to share.

    Sharon in Phoenix

  10. Anonymous1:47 AM

    What a great stew idea. :-) I am ready to try it. :-)

  11. Hi everyone!!!

    Wow, what a nice group around my kitchen table today! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the stew recipe as much as we have over the years.

    Sharon, it is especially nice to see you here again! I'm so happy the prayer journal info is helpful to you. It surely has transformed my prayer life, and I'm always thrilled to share it with other ladies.

    Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

    God bless,


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