Recipe

Mediterranean Beef Casserole

This alternation has been created using our master casserole recipe, once you know the basics, you can switch ingredients to make a huge variety of casseroles, curries and stews!

  • Serves 6
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 180mins
Mediterranean Beef Casserole

Ingredients

  • Serves 6
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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan-forced). Place beef in a large snap lock bag or dish, add half the oil, season and mix well.
  2. Heat a large ovenproof casserole dish over medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches, setting beef aside on a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining oil. Add onion, carrot, celery and Tuscan seasoning. Cook, 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle in flour, stir until vegetables are coated. Gradually pour in stock stirring well. Return beef to the pan with any juices and add tomatoes, stirring until the mixture boils.
  5. Cover casserole dish, place in oven and cook until beef is very tender (2 to 2 ½ hours), stirring occasionally, adding extra stock or water if necessary. Remove from oven, stir in chickpeas and baby spinach leaves and set aside, covered, for 10 minutes.

Tips

  • Garnish with flat leaf parsley, serve with polenta or mash and green beans.
  • For an extra fresh finish, swap the Tuscan for 2 sprigs fresh thyme & 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Cannelloni beans can be substituted for chickpeas