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Five Hour Stew Recipe
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Five Hour Stew

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Combine the cubed chuck, carrots, onions, brown sugar, wine, tapioca, tomatoes, tomato sauce in a large baking dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 4 hours. Remove from oven and add stir in the potatoes, water chestnuts and mushrooms.
  4. Raise oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 more hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2004

Overall, not a bad stew. I used fresh vegetables instead of canned and added in squash as well as a little more red wine. Oregano, parsley, paprika were also added. A glass of red wine and crusty rolls completed the meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2012

Excuse me, when do you add the burgundy, and shouldn't you brown the beef first?

Sep 30, 2008

I've made this stew ( a few ingredient differences) for many years now and I am happy to see it here! I use fresh vegetables and always add whats in season (and whats leftover in my fridge or freezer). Today I added fresh butternut squash. The beef stew meat is so tender from slow cooking it, and all the flavours meld together nicely. It's very filling and comforting to have on a fall day. THX.

Sep 02, 2011

This was so tasty! I made a few changes though...I used fresh ingredients, substituted celery for the water chestnuts, left out the tapioca and used Marsala wine instead of Burgundy. I browned the beef in a pan first and then put everything into my crockpot and cooked it on low for 5 hours. I served it over egg noodles and my family loved it and went in for seconds!

Oct 01, 2008


Jan 20, 2012

I followed recipe to a T and it was ok but left a little something to be desired. It's a good base recipe though that can be tweaked to desired tastes. Thanks for posting.

Feb 26, 2010

Yummy. My husband liked the stew sauce. It was very tasty.

Jan 12, 2009

The meat was extremely tender in this recipe. However, the stew needed more seasonings. I may try pre-seasoned crushed tomoatoes and add other seasonings such as oregano and basil next time.


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  • Calories
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 29.4 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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