Perfect Beef Casserole

00h 30
03h 00

Quick to prepare and slow cooked to perfecttion, this beef casserole recipe is set to be a family favourite.

Serve with slices of freshly baked bread.

Ingredients and Method


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 Celery Sticks, cubed
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 Carrots, sliced
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 4 sprigs of Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Purée
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Beef Stock Cubes, crumbled
  • 600ml Hot Water
  • 800g Stewing Beef, cut into nice large chunks


  1. Heat up the butter and oil in a pan. Place the celery, onion, carrots, bay and 1 thyme sprig in the pan and soften for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and beat until fully combined, then add the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock cubes
  3. Gradually, stir in 600ml hot water and stir.
  4. Tip the beef into the mixture and bring to a gentle simmer.
  5. Heat oven to 160°C or 140°C for a fan oven
  6. Pour the mixture into the Perfect Casserole dish, cover and place in the oven for 3 hours until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.