Best Beef Casserole

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #21544

October 31, 2015

Categories: Beef Casseroles

"The beef is so tender if simmered gently, rich and flavoured sauce and the meat just falls apart with a fork. We love this recipe over winter served with fresh crust bread, and mashed spuds. You will probably find that most of the ingredients will be found in you cupboard or fridge or freezer. I found this wonderful recipe from Australian Beef and Lamb, I have posted the 2 methods and tips from the recipe. One method is cooked in the oven and the other is stovetop. I used the oven method."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (431.2 g)
  • Calories 515.1
  • Total Fat - 19.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 203.9 mg
  • Sodium - 2086.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 7.1 g
  • Protein - 66.8 g
  • Calcium - 61 mg
  • Iron - 7.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Some tips from the recipe: Don’t rush the initial stage of browning the meat. This will make your casserole rich in colour and flavour. Brown the meat in small batches over a medium-high heat. Simmer the casserole gently and taste it to see if it’s ready. Stir occasionally and adjust the heat as it cooks if needed. When it’s done the meat should be tender enough to fall apart easily with a fork.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 about tablespoon oil, and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in casserole dish.

Step 3

Reduce heat in the pan, add a little oil, add onion and carrot, cook for 1–2 minutes, and stir occasionally.

Step 4

Sprinkle in flour and stir until the vegetables are coated. Gradually pour in stock, stirring well. Add the tomato and soy sauce and sugar, stir until the mixture boils. Add to the casserole dish, stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish, place in oven, and cook until the beef is very tender. Stir every 40 minutes or so, add water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered.

Step 5

Cooktop method: Place the browned beef and other ingredients in a heavy-based pot. Partially cover, keep the heat low. Simmer until the meat is very tender. Stir occasionally; add water if needed during the cooking time to keep ingredients well covered.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews

Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe on 3/25 for mine and my SO's dinner,but most importantly it was made for the " Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag " Game. ;) Instead of simmering it on the stove or using the oven method , I decided to see if it would work in the crockpot. And it does. :) However I forgot to decrease the amount of liquid and ended up with enough broth to use for another meal. This is the way that it was prepped for use in the Crockpot ,The onion was cut into wedges and the carrots were cut as instructed in the recipe(I added an extra carrot). Then the veggies were placed in the pot ,added the flour and tossed until the veggies were coated well. And as the recipe indicated the meat was browned in small batches. As the meat was browning, I mixed together the tomato sauce,soy sauce,brown sugar and beef broth. After the meat was browned ,it along with the beef broth mixture was added to the crockpot and stirred well. I cooked it on high for about 3 hours on high and 2 on low. Before serving, I took some of the broth and thickened it up with a bit of flour to make a thicker gravy.The meat was melt in your mouth fork tender. This is going to be made again and again. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this wonderful recipe. " Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(27 Mar 2018)

Kitchen Magic

Really good! I used low sodium soy sauce and you couldn't tell the difference. I had it over wide egg noodles. Couldn't get enough!


review by:
(8 Jul 2016)


The hubby loved's easy to prepare...I cooked mine on the stove and let it simmer for a little over an hour...the meat came out tender and delicious...served it over mashed potatoes but I can see serving it over noodles too...made for "Pick Me" tag game...


review by:
(21 Dec 2015)

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