Steak & Kidney Casserole
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Steak & Kidney Casserole

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This dish shows how versatile slow cooking can be. You can simply serve this casserole as is with plenty of mashed potatoes and vegetables. Or, serve as a cobbler, under a savoury scone topping, as pictured. Alternatively, serve with a mashed potato topping, browned off in the oven. You can leave the kidney out if you prefer and just increase the amount of beef, however kidney adds a nutritious flavour kick to this recipe.
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 6 hours  or 3-4 hours on high Cook: 6 hours or 3-4 hours on high
Serves 8-10 Serves 8-10
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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  • 2kg pre-cut Quality Mark beef steak and kidney mix
  • 2-3 large onions, diced
  • 250-300g mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup beef-flavoured gravy powder
  • 3 cups beef stock or water
  • ½-1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 50g butter, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs such as sage, parsley and thyme
  • ¾ cup milk


Pre-warm the slow cooker on low while preparing the ingredients.

If wishing to brown the ingredients: Heat a good dash of oil in a frying pan and brown the steak and kidney mix, in small batches, over a high heat. Set aside. Add extra oil to the pan and cook the onions until golden. Stir 1 cup of stock or water into the pan and scrape the sediment off the base of the pan, as this adds lots of flavour.

Put the beef and kidneys, onions, mushrooms, gravy powder, stock or water, and pepper into the pre-warmed slow cooker. Stir to mix and cover with the lid. Cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the beef is tender.

Oven Cooking Option

Cook, covered in an ovenproof casserole dish in a pre-heated 160C oven for two hours or until the meat is tender.


Add 1 tablespoon curry powder and ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce for a flavour twist.

For the Cobblers

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Place the Steak and Kidney Casserole into a large ovenproof dish, reheating if necessary until piping hot.

Sift the flour and mustard powder into a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub in the butter until the mixture looks like crumbs. Stir through the herbs and make a well in the centre.

Pour in the milk and stir quickly with a knife to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Press out with floured hands to about 1.5-2cm thickness.

Cut into rounds or squares and place the pieces on top of the piping hot Steak and Kidney Casserole, preferably around the edges. Brush with milk to glaze if wished.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the scones are cooked.


Sprinkle the scones with a little grated cheese before baking.
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  • Nutrition

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 397g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1884 (450)
Protein (g) 50.3
Fat (g) 14.3
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 28.3
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 943
Iron (mg) 7.9
Zinc (mg) 10.2
Vitamin B12 (ug) 26.1
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 62.6

Organ meats are a good source of iron and zinc which contributes to a healthy immune system.

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