V8 Beef Stew

V8 Beef Stew

V8 Beef Stew

V8 Beef Stew


3 lb top of the round, or beef chuck roast, cubed

1 tsp dried marjoram

1 1/2 Tbsp granulated garlic powder

1 Tbsp granulated onion powder

2 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp dried thyme

1 Tbsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp coarsely grated black pepper

1/2 c all purpose flour

6 Tbsp canola or olive oil, divided

1 c spanish onions, chopped

2 clove garlic minced

1 lg can (48 oz) v-8 tomato juice cocktail

16 oz beef broth

3 bay leaves

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

3-4 ribs, celery, chopped (about 3 cups)

3 c carrots, chopped

6 md red red skin potatoes, peeled & quartered into eights

1 c dry red wine

1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar

6 oz can tomato paste

32 oz diced tomatoes, undrained


1 In a gallon size zip lock bag, add flour, marjoram, garlic & onion powder, salt, thyme, black pepper & paprika. Shake to mix. Add cubed beef a few pieces at a time,coat evenly and remove to a large platter, till all meat has been coated.

2 Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a large cast iron skillet, add meat a few pieces at a time, being careful not to over crowd the skillet, and brown meat on all sides. Repeat till all meat has been cooked and browned on all sides. Remove from skillet with a large slotted spoon to a large platter.

3 In a dutch oven or stock pot, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat, add onions & garlic, and saute till onions are soft and transparent, about 5 minutes.. Then add meat, V-8 Juice, pepper flakes, if using, bay leaves, beef broth, brown sugar, & stir to mix and allow to cook over low heat for 1 and a half hours, being sure to stir ever 10 to 15 minutes to prevent sticking. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

4 After 1 1/2 hours stir in carrots, celery & potatoes, red wine, diced tomatoes,& tomatoe paste. Stir till well mixed. Cover with a tight fitting lid & place in preheated oven and allow to continue to cook for an additional 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove from oven, skim off any excess fat, remove bay leaves, and serve over noodles or rice, or with your favorite corn bread recipe.


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