How to cook Beef Casserole?

How to cook Beef Casserole


'Casserole' actually refers to a large, deep pan, often used to cook in the oven or serve dishes in. Over time, 'casserole' has become synonymous with the food that's actually cooked in the casserole pan: pieces of meat mixed with chopped vegetables, and a binder such as flour, potatoes, rice or pasta. Usually cooked over a long period of time, the juices from the meat and vegetables are released — alongside juices from added stock, wine or beer — making it a warm, satisfying and deliciously mouthwatering dish when served in the winter months!

Ingredients for Beef Casserole

Serves 2
  • Flour (50g)
  • Chunks of stewing beef (1.2Kg)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 large onions
  • Beef stock (250ml)
  • Beer (500ml)
  • Bay leaf (x1)
  • Fresh Thyme (x4 sprigs)
  • Mushrooms (200g)
  • Large carrots (x2)

How to cook Beef Casserole

  1. Take a large mixing bowl and fill with flour. Season well.
  2. Take 40g of the stewing beef, throw into the flour and coat well, patting off any excess.
  3. Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil.
  4. Fry the beef until it's brown all over and then transfer over to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
  5. Repeat this process in batches of meat weighing 40g, adding fresh oil to the pan each time.
  6. Upon completion, pour the stock into the slowcooker slowly and mix thoroughly with the beef. Throw in the thyme, ale, onions and bay leaf.
  7. Place a lid over it and cook over high heat for four hours, adding the mushrooms and carrots along with seasoning (to taste).

What to serve with Beef Casserole

We recommend serving your Beef Casserole with either basmati rice or boiled potatoes!