Mums' best beef casserole

Mums' best beef casserole

Made with beef and store cupboard basics, this yummy casserole is easy to make. Simmer it gently, when it’s done the beef will fall-apart easily with a fork and the sauce should be rich in flavour and slightly thickened.

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Ingredients / serves 4

  • 800 g chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, thickly sliced on diagonal
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • peas, baby green beans and sugar snap peas to serve

Method

1.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 about tbsp oil, and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in casserole dish.
2.
Reduce heat in the pan, add a little oil, add onion and carrot, cook for 1–2 minutes, and stir occasionally.
3.
Sprinkle in flour and stir until the vegetables are coated. Gradually pour in stock, stirring well. Add the tomato and soy sauce and sugar, stir until the mixture boils. Add to the casserole dish, stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish, place in oven, and cook until the beef is very tender. Stir every 40 minutes or so, add water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered. Serve with peas, baby green beans and sugar snap peas.
Cooktop method: Place the browned beef and other ingredients in a heavy-based pot. Partially cover, keep the heat low. Simmer until the meat is very tender. Stir occasionally; add water if needed during the cooking time to keep ingredients well covered.

Essential Tips

  • Don’t rush the initial stage of browning the meat. This will make your casserole rich in colour and flavour. Brown the meat in small batches over a medium-high heat.
  • Simmer the casserole gently and taste it to see if it’s ready. Stir occasionally and adjust the heat as it cooks if needed. When it’s done the meat should be tender enough to fall apart easily with a fork.
  • Best beef cuts for or casseroling: Chuck or Boneless shin/Gravy beef (these cuts take 2-2½ hours to cook). Topside, Round and Blade take 1-1½ hours to cook.

Mums' best beef casserole

Mums' best beef casserole
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boiiii
May 17, 2018 #

it made me nut!!

kevin replied
May 17, 2018

yeah boi

kevin replied
May 17, 2018

pls reply

kevin replied
May 17, 2018

pls reply

yeet replied
May 17, 2018

same

kevin replied
May 17, 2018

pls reply

yeet replied
May 17, 2018

same

yeet replied
May 17, 2018

same

yeet replied
May 17, 2018

same

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May 17, 2018

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Jo
May 11, 2018 #

This is SO Yummy and easy to make

boiiii replied
May 17, 2018

boi what u on

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Jo
May 11, 2018 #

Yummy and its so easy to make.

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