How To Make the Best Beef Stew

Beef Casserole Recipe

Stew Recipe
Stew Recipe

Beef Casserole Recipe

Step by step instructions for making beef stew

This quick and easy recipe is my own homemade version.

Once cooked it can be eaten with mashed potatoes and vegetables as it is.

A Beef Stew or a Steak Pie

Or you can add some shortcrust or flaky pastry to the top.and cook for a further thirty minutes. This turns it into a delicious steak and vegetable pie.

The first You Tube Video is of my 82 year old mother making the stew. Watch it to the very end to see some great out takes too.

Ingredients for Beef Stew Casserole
Ingredients for Beef Stew Casserole

Preparation time: 10 mins approx

Cooking time: 2 hours

Serves: 4 portions

Ingredients for beef stew

  • 1 ½ lbs of round steak or other beef cuts
  • 2 large size onions
  • 4 medium size carrots
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • Tomato puree, Sunflower oil, Gravy mix

Chop the carrots in large pieces
Chop the carrots in large pieces

Method

Step 1

  • Cut up the onions into medium slices.
  • Cut up the tomatoes into medium pieces.
  • Cut up the carrots into large round shapes.

Chopped onions and tomatoes
Chopped onions and tomatoes

Step 2

  • Wash the round steak under the tap.
  • Cut up the round steak in to portions.
  • Put these into the bottom of the cooking dish.

Beef for a Casserole Recipe
Beef for a Casserole Recipe
  • Add the cooking oil and onions to a pot.
  • Cook for approx thirty seconds until the onions are brown.
  • Add the carrots, tomatoes and tomato puree. .

Onions with some oil browned in the pot
Onions with some oil browned in the pot
  • Mix in these vegetables on the cooker for three minutes.
  • By putting in the carrots and heating them it gives them a harder shell.
  • They taste better for this in the stew.

Add the vegetables to the onions in the pot
Add the vegetables to the onions in the pot

Step 3

  • Remove the vegetables from the cooker and add on top of the meat and spread evenly.
  • Add enough water to cover the ingredients.
  • Cover the cooking dish with a lid and place in the oven.
  • If you do not have a lid then use tin foil. Cook for one and a half hours.

Add the onions,carrots and tomatoes to the beef
Add the onions,carrots and tomatoes to the beef

Thickening the Casserole

Step 4

  • Remove the stew from cooker.
  • Add some extra boiled water to the stew.
  • Make up the gravy and stir this into the dish slowly until mixed in evenly.
  • Place the dish back in to the oven for a further thirty minutes.

Beef Casserole Recipe
Beef Casserole Recipe
Making Gravy for the Beef Stew
Making Gravy for the Beef Stew

Beef Stew Recipe

Your Beef Stew is now cooked and ready to eat!

Remove from the oven and serve.

Total preparation and cooking time of steak and vegetables is two hours and ten minutes.

Add the gravy to the beef casserole
Add the gravy to the beef casserole

How to make a Beef Stew

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My Best Stew Recipes

I Prepare the Meals with Fresh food. I do not like eating processed food because of all the additives so avoid them where possible.

The other reason I cook my own meals is that at least I know they have been prepared and cooked hygienically and with care. My mother has been a major influence on me and has handed down some unique recipes which I have been using for years.

There are more of my own recipes you can read by clicking on the links above to your right.

Beef Stew - Casserole Cooked in the Oven
Beef Stew - Casserole Cooked in the Oven

Beef Stew Recipe

So this is how to make an easy and cheap beef stew. I hope the photos and videos that I have included here will show you how easy it is to make this dish.

Once prepared it can be left in the oven to cook while you can get on with something more enjoyable. From the photos and videos included it looks delicious and it is.

Give it a try and sit back and enjoy a wonderful casserole

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Comments 10 comments

Ian Rowan 5 years ago

Great stew but just add a bit of Worcestershire sauce or similar to give it a bit of extra zing.

And the next day add curry.

Ian, Australia


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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Than you Ian for your comment and your extra ingredients. Will give that a try and see how much extra zing I get from it lol


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Beef Stew is one of my favorite dishes. Always lovely with mashed potatoes and cabbage.

Thanks for SHARING


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great recipe and I know this must really be good.


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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

It does taste as good as it looks Fiddleman and is quite easy to make.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'm am just loving your recipes on saving money while cooking delicious meals. This looks like a worthy addition. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.


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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

The beef does go a long way with this recipe because the stew is full of flavour with the carrots, onions and gravy.

Thanks alocsin for the share and votes


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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

This looks so good! I can almost smell it from looking at that last photo! Thanks for this good sounding recipe. I also like cooking from scratch. Up and useful votes.


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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Beef stew or casserole as some call it is a great meal to have when you have a few people over for dinner.

Thanks kikalina and Peggy W for taking the time to leave a comment, the shares and votes

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