Lazy Man's Beef Stew

Beef stew is comfort food at its finest. Paired with crusty bread, a meal in born.

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Catherine Boeckmann


2 pounds stew meat
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
1 can tomato soup
1 bay leaf
4 medium potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)
2 onions, sliced
1 cup red wine
1 10-ounce package frozen peas
1 cup fresh mushrooms sauteed in butter (optional)


Preheat oven to 275. Grease a large casserole dish. Put in beef, carrots, soup, bay leaf, potatoes, onions, and ½ cup of the red wine. Cover and bake for 4 hours. Remove cover and stir. Add peas, mushrooms (if using) and the rest of the red wine. Cook for 1 hour more.


6 servings

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This looks delicious. Would a

This looks delicious. Would a 3.2 quart glass casserole dish be big enough to prepare this recipe in?