Monday, May 4, 2015

A Recipe to Share ~ Hearty Beef Casserole

While this casserole takes awhile from start to finish (it needs to bake a total of around 2 hours), it is relatively easy to put together and is so good! It's another family favorite here. And whole wheat crescent rolls make a wonderful addition. :)

Hearty Beef Casserole

-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1 1/2 pounds boneless round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (or any stew meat)
-2 tablespoons oil
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup beef broth
-1 garlic clove, minced
-1 tablespoon dried minced onion
-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
-1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
-1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (or one can mushrooms)
-2 cups frozen peas, thawed
-3 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
-1 tablespoon butter, melted

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper; add beef in batches; shake to coat. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat in oil until meat is no longer pink. Place beef and drippings in a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish.

In the same skillet, add the water, broth, garlic, onion, thyme and rosemary; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes; stir in mushrooms. Pour over meat; stir to coat. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until beef is tender. Sprinkle peas over meat. Spread potatoes evenly over top. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake 15-20 minutes longer. Enjoy!


  1. We love beef casseroles, Sarah. I n fact any slow cooked dishes are favourites of ours. I do a similar beef dish but with thinly sliced potatoes on the top.

  2. Mmmm, reminds me of my shepherd's pie recipe ... I think I'll make one this week!


  3. Hello. This beef casserole you made looks so good. I definitely will be trying out this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing today.

  4. Your similar casserole sounds good, Elizabeth! I'll have to try that one, too. Do you cook the sliced potatoes at all before layering on top? And do you cover it when baking?

  5. If/when you try this recipe, Mrs. B, I hope you and your family like it!

  6. Welcome to my blog, Lilly's Mom, and thank you for your kind comment!

    When you try the recipe, I hope that you like it! And you're welcome for sharing. :)

  7. AnonymousMay 05, 2015

    If only my spouse would eat potatoes. . . (He's on a diet.) :)


  8. Maybe after the diet you can make it, Christina! :)


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