Beef Casserole

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Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell show us how to cook this simple but delicious beef casserole. 

Serves 6


  • 1kg lean Quality Mark beef blade or chuck steak, trimmed and cut into 5cm cubes
  • 3 Tbsp oil to pan fry
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups diced vegetables eg celery, capsicums, carrots, potatoes
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme


Brown the meat in 2-3 batches with the oil in a heavy-based pan. Transfer to a casserole dish. Gently fry the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes in the same pan. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well until the onions and garlic are well coated.

Gradually pour in the stock and bring to the boil, stirring well, to make a smooth sauce. Season to taste. Add the diced vegetables and thyme and pour the sauce over the beef and vegetables.

Cover and cook in a pre-heated 160°C oven for 1½ to 2 hours or until very tender.

Other Iron Maiden Recipes: Beef Stirfry, Roast Lamb, Mince Wraps, Beef Steaks, Lamb Chops

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wow!! this tasted really good keep posting!!!


mmmmmm.......... this is the best tasting thing in the world!!!!!








160 deg C is too much for our oven. My casserole was dried out after 1.5 h at 160. Next time, I'll use 120 deg.


Sorry to hear that Derek. Did you have the oven on bake, not fan?

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

it tasted good yummy yummy


I'm about to make this

Ray Sheridan

I'm about to make this

Ray Sheridan

Enjoy Ray!!

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

I have been trying to make a casserole in my crappy student flat oven for ages! and with this recipe it finally WORKED!

A happily fulfilled student

its so choice and now l cooked it for a biger family now


About to try this recipe, looking forward to it.

Sian Charles

This is pretty good... except I just chuck everything in a crock pot for a couple hours instead of frying anything first and thicken the sauce at the end, meat is so tender.


at last a beef caserol without tomatos,love it


going to try this recipe tonight..nice,easy,simple but be first time using garlic in cassarole..

Helen Witeri

A simple but one of the best winter dishes and we will have it again tonight.


loved this easy casserole very yummy

barbara foua

this looks yummy!! - can i do this recipe in the crockpot instead and if so would i need to make any changes to it? :-)

Aroha Saxon



I'm going to make this tonight, am a rower and have a 60min erg and then weights tonight so will look forward to a yummy casserole when I get home in this cold weather!! :)

Kirsty Thompson

This was so good, meat was so tender! And really easy to prepare and cook :-)

Lupe Sefo Kapisi

This is a yummy recipe! Even the fussy hubby gave a big thumbs up!

Sherin de Souza

Yum! Always so good :)


Im so making this right now yummm cant wait!!!

Kerri Wineera

Just a thought: When you click to 'Print recipe' all the other pages of comments come out. Waste of paper and ink. Just the recipe should come out.


This would be relativley low fat wouldnt it? Just a bit of fat from the meat and if u used less oil to fry in?


Yes, both blade and chuck steak are low in saturated fat, which means they carry the Heart Foundation Tick. Check out other lean beef and lamb cuts that meet the Tick criteria here


What about rump steak? My local doesnt have the alternatives...


will this work in a slow cooker?


Yes it will. As a general rule, 1 hour of simmering on the cooktop of oven equates to approximately 5-6 hours on low or 2-2.5 hours on high in a slow cooker. As there is little evaporation when cooking with a slow cooker, you need to reduce the amount of liquid. Reduce the liquid (such as stock, wine or water) by about half of the original amount. A maximum of two cups of liquid will generally be enough for most slow cooker recipes (except soups).

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

This is always a winner in my family :D Every time i mention Lamb cassarole, My family of 8 always come over for dinner. I accompany it with HOme made garlic bread This recipe is too awesome and too easy :D


Would like to give this recpie a go.There is only two of us so could I half the recipe?.


sound yummy, im about to cook for my wife. Cant wait. Sieg


Beautiful - I did a crock pot version of this recipe (no frying and judt thicken at the end) 8 hours on low (go about your day) meat was perfect. Big thumbs up


Thanks, this is just the flavor I was after but didn't have the know-how to achieve it, and it was just what I felt like eating tonight. Thanks for the easy and clear instructions, I very much appreciated them. Dan


Im making this for our dinner tonight sounds so GOOD !! - Its getting cold down here in windy wellington this is what we are in urgent need of :) keep yous posted on my end results ....


Can we add crushed tomatoes ?


Would it work with Beef Schnitzel?..... Sorry just wondering cos I want to try this and that's the only cut of beef in my fridge!


are you suggesting 160degrees fan bake? thanks


are you suggesting 160degrees fan bake? thanks


My partner said he didn't like Casseroles until I served him this, he was still talking about it days later. I cook mine on the stove top in a pot on low due to not having a casserole dish, works fine.

Ashleigh Armstrong

Beautiful recipe! Tried it first time & whole family loved it! Been cooking it once every while since then.

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