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Bobaloos Easy T-Bone Stew Recipe

Updated on January 8, 2015
 Bobaloo's Easy T-Bone Stew! Try It Soon!
Bobaloo's Easy T-Bone Stew! Try It Soon! | Source

Try Bobaloo's Easy and Hearty Stew Recipe

I appreciate an easy-to-prepare comfort food meal at times. Don't you? Especially feeling tired or having a busy day? It was one such day my husband wanted beef stew. He must have realized from my expression I was feeling worn out so he offered to make it. What a surprise! He doesn't enjoy cooking.

After conversing a bit on what he'd like in the stew he started the first step by putting a frozen block of cubed T-bone steak in a dutch oven and peeling red potatoes. He continued brain-storming and created this recipe with veggies and barley he likes. Meanwhile I jotted down his rendition of this easy T-bone steak stew and snapped some photos. Don't miss his recipe below. Not bad for a man who doesn't like to cook. Actually. . . impressive!

When he had it in the oven we relaxed while it cooked. Dinner was ready before we knew it. . .an hour and a half. . .from start to finish. Pretty quick for stew, huh! We hope you will give his recipe a try. Even spice it up to your own taste. Enjoy!

T-Bone Steak Is a Tender Cut. No Bone In Put In the Stew!

Easy preparation, easy clean-up with a One-pot oven meal.

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Rada Cutlery Regular Paring Knife, Aluminum Handle - Pack of 2

Paring knives so reasonably priced, I thought you and your spouse could team together to prepare the veggies. :)


Ever Hear This?

Bobaloo is not sure where this phrase originated. I don't usually call him by this name, it's mostly when answering this question:

His question:

Know what I mean, Jelly bean?

My answer:

Sure do, Bobaloo!

He Loves Red Potatoes

Cleaned Red Potatoes
Cleaned Red Potatoes | Source

The man of my life, I'll call him Bobaloo here, loves potatoes in any shape and recipe. This stew has a good potato-e taste. Plus, by making his own recipe he could add beef which doesn't matter to me. The T-bone steak was quite tender in this stew.

Carrots And Celery Give Great Flavor and Nutrients

Carrots and Celery Used In Stew
Carrots and Celery Used In Stew | Source

Stew Ingredients Shopping List

I'm glad we had the ingredients to make this stew the day it was made. But, it takes a little planning if you don't usually have T-Bone steak (we rarely do) or the other more basic ingredients.

Beef steak (T-Bone was tender. Can substitute another tender steak.)

Red potatoes

Can of condensed Cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 ounce)

Pearl barley (ours was cooked and frozen, ready to thaw and use.)

Raw carrots

Celery, optional

Dried onion, minced or diced

Seasonings used:

Lawry's Garlic Powder

Lawry's Seasoned Salt

Black pepper

Other favorite seasonings of your choice.

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Which blurb sounds more like you in this debate? If you are living alone, don't feel left out. Leave a comment whether you like to cook.

Men do you like cooking regularily? Women, does the man of your life do a lot of the cooking? Which side of the poll do you relate to?

Dutch Oven and Skillet Lid All In One - Cast Iron Works Great For Stew And Soups

Why I Like Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron is almost non-stick cookware. I like using it for that reason and it can be used on various types stoves, even outdoors on coals. This dutch oven with 10-inch skillet on top can do double duty. I'm told it is very useful and well-liked.

Veggies With Dried Onion

Veggies With Dried Onion, Ready for Stew Pot.
Veggies With Dried Onion, Ready for Stew Pot. | Source

Looks Delicious - Thanks For Making The Stew Honey

Much Appreciated My Husband Cooking the Stew.
Much Appreciated My Husband Cooking the Stew. | Source

Lawrys Garlic Powder With Parsley - A Good Addition To Many Recipes

This is what Bobaloo used in this beef barley stew. I use it in many of my cooked dishes.

Recipe For Bobaloos Easy T-Bone Stew

  • 1 T-bone beef steak, cubed, fat & bone removed
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water, (to add to meat)
  • Approximately 7 red potatoes, cut in bite-size chunks
  • 3 carrots, peeled, cut in angled small chunks
  • 1 stalk celery, cut in 1/2 slices
  • 1 cup hot water, (add to pot with veggies)
  • 3 T. dried minced onion
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Cream of Chicken Soup, (used Healthy Request Campbell)
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley, cooked separately
  • garlic powder, (used Lawry's)
  • seasoned salt, (Lawry's has no MSG)
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Additional seasonings, of choice to suit your taste
  1. We had frozen our cut-up steak. You can use raw fresh steak, if preferred. We added thawed (precooked, frozen) pearl barley to our stew during the last 15 minutes of oven cooking. You can cook your barley separately in a covered saucepan first for 50 minutes while stew is cooking, then add 1/2 cup to stew.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Put fresh cubed steak; or whole frozen block of steak cubes in a roaster or dutch oven. Add 1ΒΌ cups water to the pan. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Lawry seasoned salt. Cover roaster and cook the frozen block of cubes, or fresh cut-up steak a half hour. (Meat is okay wading in shallow water unsubmerged).
  4. Meanwhile, prepare potatoes, carrots, and celery. Place in bowl.
  5. When meat has cooked 30 minutes, remove pan from oven. Uncover and skim out larger meat drippings (for appearance,) and break apart chunks of meat into water.
  6. Add prepared veggies and dried minced onion. Sprinkle a good shake of seasoned salt, and onion powder across the vegetables. Add 1 cup hot water. Stir. Replace lid.
  7. Return to oven and bake about 45 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender. Remove stew from oven.
  8. Stir in contents of canned Cream of Chicken soup and cooked barley. Add black pepper now (or use individually at the table). Keep uncovered and return roaster to oven.
  9. Bake 15 minutes to thicken sauce.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Makes approximately 4 large servings.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @takkhisa: Thanks for your interest. I am glad you stopped by.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      It is a new recipe for me I guess. So just bookmarked and thanks for sharing.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @ToxicFreeClub: Thanks for stopping by.

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      ToxicFreeClub 3 years ago

      Mmm looks amazing.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @DANCING COWGIRL: Thank you, DANCINGCOWGIRLDESIGN.Glad you like it. To make even a meatier stew, add meat from two T-bone steaks.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 3 years ago from Texas

      I love t-bone steak. The recipe sound yummy.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Diana Wenzel: Ha, Ha! We appreciate that. That's true I bet about wanting a hearty meal living in the mountains. Thanks so much for your comment and visiting this lens.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      You've got to love any recipe with Bobaloos in the title. I do appreciate a hearty meal and stew fits the bill here in the mountains (any day of the year).

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      Meganhere 4 years ago

      Yum! I like the look of that.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @costumesngifts: You're welcome! I'm happy to answer your question on cast iron cookware.

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      costumesngifts 4 years ago

      @MariannesWhims: Thank you for the info! :) Very helpful

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      mittykitty123 4 years ago

      I bet this would be good with chicken too. I might have to try it one of these cold fall days.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Elsie Hagley: Thanks for your compliment. I won't count on my husband liking to cook, he doesn't! Although, does some BBQ. But, he is very helpful in other household tasks so he does his share of things I wouldn't care to do, either. I appreciated him making the stew. Get some breaks from cooking by going out to eat. So, life is good! :-)

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @anonymous: Thanks, good luck to you, too. I like your Mom's scalloped potato lens.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @costumesngifts: Thanks for the compliment. In answer to your question about maintaining cast iron cookware, I'd say it is very easy to maintain. They are so easy to cook with, almost stick-free. I've used my pan for many years. I rub a little cooking oil on inside before cooking. If you click on the Amazon link on my page for the cast iron cookware, their page gives useful tips on maintaining it, even how to re-season old pans. Also, the cookbook may help you. Since, I've learned the water-washing-only trick, I always use water only. Wash out with water (no dishwashing detergent). Then, dry pan thoroughly, don't put it away wet. . . I've even dried outside after rinsing, set it on the burner with inside a little wet, turned the heat on a minute, then turned heat off to dry pan that way. Rub a little olive oil on the inside with a paper towel. If something does stick you can put some water in the pan (I do it usually while still warm and simmer a couple minutes to loosen food, then pour out water, wipe out pan, rinse with hot water and wipe it dry. Always, wipe inside with some oil (I've used olive oil but can use other cooking oil). Don't soak the pan in water. Hope this helps.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @MarathonRunning: Thanks for commenting. Glad you love the stew, feel free to change it to fit vegetarian tastes. My husband likes steak in his more than I do, so I just dish his up with the meat.

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      Martina 4 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Lowe the stew but I will pass on steak.Great Lens!

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      costumesngifts 4 years ago

      This sounds delicious! I've always been a fan of stews and your photos made me really hungry. I'd like to ask about cast iron cookware. I've actually been considering buying one but I have my reservations: for one thing, they're ridiculously heavy! For the other, they say you can't wash it with a lot of soap and I find that hard to accept. How easy is it to maintain one? :)

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      This looks very delicious my kind of meal especially on a cold day.Your husband looks like he will make a good cook, keep encouraging him, great to have a man around to help with the cooking, you can have a day off now and then.Cheers!

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Sounds super yummy! Love all of the great photos!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Looks so delicious! Good luck in the September Squidoo Food Club Quest

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @StrongMay: Thank you, thank you! Bobaloo and I both thank you.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @StrongMay: Thank you! Hope you enjoy it. I am happy you liked my lens.

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      StrongMay 4 years ago

      I decided to vote for you in the September Food Quest, good luck!

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      StrongMay 4 years ago

      This looks delicious! I want to try it!