Transfer all to casserole to oven and bake for 5 minutes. Mom's Basic Vegetable Beef Stew. Lean beef is cooked low and slow with plenty of onions, mushrooms, and red wine to… By Joan Wagner Teller. Pour any reserved juices (from beef on plate) over the beef, along with the wine and broth (if beef is not covered add more beef … I prefer to use a beef chuck roast in my beef stew. Mom's basic vegetable beef stew is loaded with potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery… Ground beef is simmered in a coconut milk sauce with fresh vegetables and water… By Sheila Baker Shedd. Return beef to pan and sprinkle with flour, tossing until all is coated. Stew is a great recipe to use inexpensive cuts of beef in because cooking it low and slow in a crock pot will tenderize it well. It’s incredibly disappointing to go thru the steps to make a beef stew and the beef is tough and chewy. Little things are what elevate a good stew to become a great one. Beef stew is the benevolent king of all stews. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Remove from oven. Familiar yet never tiresome, chunks of tender beef and potatoes in rich brown gravy will always bring comfort and joy to our tables.