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Beef Casserole

Beef Casserole


I spent an day looking after a family members home while workmen were there to install a new security entranceway (they are away on holiday) so to keep me busy I decided to go through their cookbooks looking for some recipes to post on 'zaar.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 120

Total Time : 135


Serves 4-6

  • 1 1⁄2 kg chuck or 1 1⁄2 kg blade steaks, cut into large cubes

  • 60g plain flour

  • 2teaspoons spanish paprika

  • 400g peeled tomatoes with juice

  • 1glass white wine or 1 glass red wine

  • 2 onions , diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 1stalk celery, finely sliced

  • 3medium potatoes , cut into large chunks

  • salt and black pepper


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • 02

    Roll beef in flour mixed with paprika.

  • 03

    Put into an enamelled, cast iron casserole that will hold all the ingredients comfortably with not too much extra space.

  • 04

    Whiz tomatoes and their juice in a food processor, or crush roughly with a wooden spoon, then add to meat.

  • 05

    Add remaining ingredients to casserole and stir.

  • 06

    Press a piece of baking paper over contents and cover with lid. Cook in oven, undisturbed for 2 hours.

  • 07

    Season to taste. Check if meat and potatoes are tender and if necessary cook longer.

  • 08

    Serve with a bowl of yoghurt, perhaps a small bowl of sliced pickled dill cucumbers or if you are happy to use another pot, steamed cooked carrots or other vegetables alongside.



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