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Tuscan Beef Casserole or Pie

Red Wine Infused Beef Pie Recipe

5 - 6

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

6 hrs

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

This Tuscan-inspired casserole is enjoyable as is, or served under a rich Parmesan pastry pie top. To make the pies, allow the beef mixture to cool well before putting it into a large pie dish or individual dishes. Particularly tasty on a winter’s night accompanied with your favourite red wine.

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Casserole/Slow,

Ingredients

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750g Quality Mark diced beef

Blade, chuck or gravy beef are ideal. Dice into 2-3cm chunks.

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1 eggplant

chopped

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1 onion

finely chopped

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2-3 garlic cloves

chopped

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1 red capsicum

chopped

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1/4 cup black olives

pitted and chopped

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1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes

chopped

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1 tbsp capers

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1 teaspoon dried oregano

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1/4 cup tomato paste

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2 tbsp white flour

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1 1/2 cups beef stock

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1/4 cup red wine

To make the pie

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1/2 tsp salt

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200g chilled and diced butter

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1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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1 egg

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3-4 tbsp chilled water

Method

To Slow Cook Filling

Oven Cooking Option

To Assemble Pie

1

Turn the slow cooker on to low to pre-warm while preparing the ingredients.

2

If wishing to brown the meat then do so in batches in a frying pan with a film of oil over a high heat.

3

Add another film of oil to the pan and quickly brown the eggplant.

4

Gently sweat the onion and garlic in the same pan.

5

Into the pre-warmed slow cooker put the meat, eggplant, capsicum, onion, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, capers and oregano.

6

In a jug, mix together the tomato paste, flour, stock and wine to make a smooth mix.

7

Pour into the slow cooker and stir to mix all the ingredients evenly together and cover with the lid.

8

Cook on low for 6–8 hours or on high for 3–5 hours.

9

Serve with seasonal vegetables or make into pies using the rich Parmesan pastry (see following tab).

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Nutrition Information per Serving (479g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2612 (624)kJ

Protein

38g

Total Fat

46g

Saturated Fat

23.8g

Carbs

11.2g

Sugars

7.9g

Sodium

447mg

Iron*

4.2mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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