Simple beef and vegetable casserole

Simple beef and vegetable casserole




  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1kg chuck steak ,cubed
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 carrots,cut into chunks
  • 4 ribs celery. sliced
  • 1 brown onions, sliced
  • 12 cloves garlic whole
  • 1 large parsnip, cut into chunks
  • 1 swede, diced
  • 2 tins diced tomatoes (400g)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp powdered beef stock.
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


Toss cubed steak in seasoned flour to coat. Heat oil in a pan and brown in a few batches until golden. Set aside.

Add all vegetables to the pan except for tomatoes and fry until lightly browned. Add tomatoes stock and water and de-glaze the pan.

Add meat back into the mix with thyme and oregano.

Place in a slow cooker for 3 hrs on high or 7 -8 hrs on low. Or alternately place in a pre-heated conventional oven for 1 hr 40 mins at 180°C.




  • This is great served with mashed potatoes and blanched green beans sauted in garlic and olive oil.
  • You can add any herbs you like to adjust the flavours of the casserole.
  • De-glazing the pan involves getting all the little burnt flavourful bits off the bottom of the pan so they can add to your casserole’s flavours.
  • Don’t be scared by the whole garlic cloves. They take on a very mellow flavour when cooked for long periods.
  • This Simple beef and vegetable casserole was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.



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