Italian Beef Casserole
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Italian Beef Casserole

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An delicious recipe inspired by Italian flavours, suitable for the oven or slow cooker.
<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 6 hours  Cook: 6 hours
Serves 6 Serves 6
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  • 1 kg chuck or boneless shin/gravy Quality Mark beef1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 each red and green capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 400g can cannellini beans, well drained


Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm pieces and season the beef with salt and pepper. Brown the meat in a frying pan over a high heat and transfer to a slow cooker.

Scatter in the onion, garlic and capsicums. Stir the flour, tomato paste and beef stock together to make a smooth paste and pour over the beef. Add the tomatoes, scatter in the oregano and cover.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-5 hours. Add the cannellini beans, stir to mix and allow to heat through before serving.

Oven Cooking Instructions

Prepare the casserole as above, adding an extra 1 cup of beef stock. Cook in a lidded ovenproof dish at 180ºC for 120 minutes.

Cooktop method

Place the browned beef and other ingredients in a heavy-based pot. Partially cover, and keeping the heat low, simmer until the meat is very tender. Stir occasionally, adding water if needed during the cooking time to keep ingredients just covered. In the last 30 minutes of cooking time, add the tomatoes and cannellini beans.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 380g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1359 (324)
Protein (g) 44.8
Fat (g) 8.4
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 15.2
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 355
Vitamin C (mg) 41
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4
Vitamin A (ug) 76
Vitamin B12 (ug) 6.8
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.2
Iron (mg) 5.7
Zinc (mg) 9.9
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 10.2
Fibre (g) 5.5

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 2 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
I have made this dish a number times. The family love it! When adding the tomatoes and cannelloni beans towards the end I also add some sliced green and black olives which gives it a lovely kick.
Posted by Kady Hedges 2014-08-15 16:06:01
Trying it tonight
Posted by Lyn GILROY 2014-08-15 16:05:42




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