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Oven Beef Stew with Onion Soup Mix

Oven beef stew with onion soup mix is an easy, delicious and filling meal the whole family will enjoy. It’s a perfect recipe for the chilly fall and winter seasons.

Oven baked beef stew with onion soup mix on a white plate.

Nothing warms our hearts and our home more than cooking up a batch of this simple-to- make but extremely delicious oven baked beef stew. My family loves the enticing smell wafting through the house as it cooks slowly in the oven.

This stew is loaded with nutritious vegetables and savory meat in a rich tomato sauce.

All the flavors come together while it’s cooking in the oven.

Another plus from cooking it in the oven is that it allows me to leave it and work on other things.

While it is easy to make, it does take some time to cook. This extra TLC (tender loving care) makes it oh-so-worth-it.

I did deviate a bit from a traditional beef stew with this recipe.

How? you might be wondering? Well many traditional beef stew recipes require you to deglaze the skillet with wine and dust the meat with flour to achieve a thicker gravy.

I don’t do any of that. This recipe is much simpler but doesn’t sacrifice any flavor!

What temperature do you cook beef stew in the oven?

I’ve found that cooking beef in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit is the magic number to ensure lovely fork-tender meat. The stew reaches its full flavor, with a rich and thick broth from the onion soup mix.

Onion soup mix beef stew in a casserole dish.

Ingredients needed

Chuck roast

Chuck roast is a pretty tough cut of meat. It’s really shines in stews because the long and slow cooking it undergoes allows it’s toughness to break down yielding an entirely collagen-rich flavor to come out.

Chuck roasts remain unbelievably moist and doesn’t dry out in this cooking process. I like to trim off some of the fatty parts before slicing the chuck roast into smaller chunks.

Gold Potatoes

I like to cut my potatoes in large chunks so that they cook relatively longer than small cuts. I don’t pre-boil them either.

Red potatoes and Yukon potatoes also hold up better than russet potatoes in stews.

Russet potatoes just get a bit grainy and therefore release all that starch into our stew. But feel free to use whichever you like.

Potatoes will also add deeper flavor and consistency to our stew.

Carrots

Carrots add a light touch of sweetness to the dish.

This recipe uses chopped whole carrots but baby carrots could be substituted.

Cabbage

This is optional, I however like the addition of cabbage. Just half a head of chopped cabbage is plenty.

Canned tomato sauce

This is a staple pantry ingredient for me so it’s something I always have on hand.

Some recipes substitute with ketchup.

Onion soup mix

Onion soup mix is a pantry staple in most American homes. It’s a ubiquitous base for great dips, patties or meatballs, gravy, soups, and stews.

Adding the onion soup mix is a shortcut way of adding depth of flavor. This ingredient really just makes the stew gloriously rich and decadent.

Seasonings

To add additional flavor to the stew, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper is also used. Oregano is a great herb to add to beef stew. It’s bold, earthy, spicy, and slightly pungent in taste. It’ll match the beefy flavor. Adding a small amount goes a long way. Olive oil is also used to brown the meat.

carrots, cabbage and potatoes

Does stew meat need to be browned first?

Stew meat doesn’t have to be browned first. If you’re running low on time you could always skip this step and the stew will still turn out very tasty.

However if you want to take your stew to the next level browning it is a must!

Just season the meat with salt and pepper then lock in the flavors with a good sear on all sides.

If you take the time to do this you will notice the difference.

You’ll want to heat up some oil in a skillet and sear the meat quickly on all sides. It should achieve a beautiful dark brown crust.

How to make oven baked beef stew with onion soup mix

Preheat the oven to 300.

Season the chuck roast chunks with salt and pepper.

Heat up the olive oil in a pan over medium hight heat. When hot add the beef chunks and brown on all sides.

Seared chuck roast.

Add the cabbage to a casserole dish. Then put the browned beef chunks on top of the cabbage.

Next add the potatoes and carrots to the dish as well.

In a large cup mix together the tomato sauce, onion soup mix, garlic powder and oregano.

Then pour it over the veggies and beef. Cover the dish with foil and transfer to the oven.

Bake for 4 hours or until the meat is tender and easily shreds.

casserole dish with beef stew ingredients.

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How to store the leftovers

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

The leftovers will stay good for 3-4 days.

Onion soup mix beef stew recipe

This onion soup mix beef stew is one of our favorite recipes.

I hope you give it a try and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Let me know what you think of it in the comments and don’t forget to leave it a rating

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Onion soup mix beef stew on a white plate.
Onion soup mix beef stew in a casserole dish.
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Beef Stew with Onion Soup Mix

This beef stew with onion soup mix is the perfect dish to keep you warm during the chilly fall and winter seasons.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword onion soup mix beef stew, oven beef stew with onion soup mix
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 569 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb chuck roast cut into smaller chunks
  • 6 gold potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 6 whole carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 head cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300.

  2. Season the chuck roast chunks with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat up the olive oil in a pan over medium hight heat. When hot add the beef chunks and brown on all sides.

  4. Add the cabbage to a casserole dish. Then put the browned beef chunks on top of the cabbage.

  5. Next add the potatoes and carrots to the casserole dish.

  6. In a large cup mix together the tomato sauce, onion soup mix, garlic powder, and oregano. Then pour it over the veggies and beef chunks.

  7. Cover the dish with foil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 4 hours or until the meat is tender and easily shreds.

  8. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Stew with Onion Soup Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 569 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 1799mg51%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 10474IU209%
Vitamin C 68mg82%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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