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French Oven Baked Beef Stew - Baeckeoffe

Baeckeoffe : A tender and delicious oven baked French beef casserole stew from the Alsace region. Beef and potatoes cook to tender perfection. You will love this on a cold winter night! 

Course Main dish
Cuisine French
Keyword beef and potato stew, hearty beef stew, oven baked stew
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6
Calories 596 kcal


  • 2 lb beef cubed
  • 1 lb pork shoulder cubed
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 slices bacon thick or slab type
  • 1 onion medium,sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil orange infused
  • 2 tsp thyme fresh
  • 2-3 potatoes baking type - russets work well
  • 1 Tbsp curly parsley chopped for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Peel potatoes and slice thin, about ⅛ inch.

  3. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut bacon into small pieces and sauté in braising pan on medium heat until the edges turn slightly brown. Add the beef, and brown slightly on all sides.

  5. Place the rest of the ingredients, except the potatoes in the braising pan. Mix a little bit to combine. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. Arrange the potatoes on top of the beef mixture.
  7. Bake covered for about 2 hours until the meat is tender.
  8. Remove cover from pan and broil for about a minute or two to get a golden color on the potatoes.

  9. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
French Oven Baked Beef Stew - Baeckeoffe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 596 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 600mg26%
Potassium 993mg28%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 3485IU70%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.