Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds cubed beef
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 6 carrots, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups water

Direction

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place the beef, onions, carrots, potatoes, celery, mushrooms, frozen mixed vegetables, tomatoes in a large, ovenproof pot and Season with garlic, rosemary, sage, basil, salt and pepper. Pour in the water. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 to 6 1/2 hours.

This charming beef stew – a meal in itself - is tender after being slowly cooked, and has a unique, savory flavor.