Recipe for Ground Beef Casserole

How To Cook Ground Beef Stew

A healthy Recipe with step by step instructions

A minced Beef Casserole is a quick and easy meal to make as it only takes forty five minutes to cook. Once you have cooked the basic recipe using Ground Beef or Mince as we call it here in Europe then you can use it in a variety of meals.

Ground Beef Recipes

Ground Beef Casserole
Ground Beef Casserole

Instructions for Ground Beef Casserole

  • Preparation time: less than 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 6 to 8 depending on size of portions required

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ 1bs mince steak
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 medium size carrot
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 bowl frozen peas
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato puree
  • Small amount gravy

Optional Extra Ingredients to Suit the Individual Taste

These vegetables should also be chopped up into small pieces.

  • 2 small mushrooms
  • ½ a small pepper
  • 4 green beans

Ingredients for  Beef Stew
Ingredients for Beef Stew
Chopped tomatoes and onions
Chopped tomatoes and onions

Method

Step 1

Cut up the onions into fairly small pieces.

Cut up the tomatoes into fairly small pieces.

Grate the carrot.

Step 2

Add the cooking oil and onions to the pot. Cook for approx one minute until the onions are brown.

How To Cook Mince Stew

Fry the onions
Fry the onions

Step 3

Add the grated carrot and the tomatoes.

Keep back a quarter of the tomatoes.

These will be added at the very end of cooking in order to keep their shape.

Add any extra vegetables that you have decided to include.

Mix in the tomatoes, grated carrots to the onions
Mix in the tomatoes, grated carrots to the onions

Step 4


  • Put the pot back on the cooker and mix in these vegetables for two minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree and mix for another minute.

Beef Recipes
Beef Recipes

Step 5

  • .Add the mince to the pot and mix well as it cooks.
  • A wooden spoon is best to use for its strength.
  • Cook for twenty minutes.

How to Make Mince Stew
How to Make Mince Stew

Step 6

  • Add the frozen peas and the remainder of the chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook for a further 5 minutes.

Ground Beef and Vegetables
Ground Beef and Vegetables

Step 7

  • Make up the gravy and stir this into the pot slowly and continuously until mixed in evenly.
  • The amount of gravy used will depend on your preference for how you like the finished dish.

Add Gravy to the Mince Stew
Add Gravy to the Mince Stew

Completed Beef Casserole

Total preparation and cooking time for this Ground Beef Recipe is 30 mins approximately.

This main mince beef dish can now be used to make other variants of main meals.

Basic Recipe

Variants on using the stew Recipe in different dishes.

  • Accompanied by pasta.
  • Accompanied by spaghetti.
  • As the main ingredient of one large or a few smaller cottage pies.
  • With shortcrust pastry
  • As cooked and accompanied by mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • As the main ingredient of one large or a few smaller puff pastry pies.

Ground Beef with Pastry
Ground Beef with Pastry
Cottage Pie
Cottage Pie
Mince Stew with Fries
Mince Stew with Fries

Freezing Basic Recipe

Freezing

This mince and vegetable recipe is very easy to freeze and losses none of its taste when reheated.

It can be frozen in individual small portions for one or in larger family portions.

Minced Stew is easy to Freeze
Minced Stew is easy to Freeze

Five a Day Program

This recipe is a good way to get your required amount of vegetables a day that is recommended for a healthier diet.

Children and Vegetables

Children can be sometimes stubborn when it comes to getting them to eat vegetables. The vegetables in this recipe are turned invisible when cooked with the exception of the peas.

By grating the carrots it gives a much better flavour but also has the advantage of hiding the vegetable within the meat. .

Vegetables are Low in Fat and Calories

They contain high amounts of various vitamins and minerals. They are also full of antioxidants, fibre and other nutrients.

By eating at least five different vegetables and fruit a day many health problems can be alleviated or prevented.

5 stars from 3 ratings of Minced Ground Beef with Vegetables

Best Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

Create your own unique family favourite meal.

As can be seen by the recipe above there is nothing tastier than cooked mince beef and vegetables. The recipe above could be used with other ground beef meats such as chicken, pork and lamb. The cooking time is the same and the taste is just as nice.

Also the vegetables can be changed and herbs added to create your own unique mince, ground beef family favourite meal.

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How To Cook Ground Beef Casserole

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pcdriverupdate 6 years ago from VA

great recipes! I look forward to trying some out. Thanks!


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks for reading and glad you like the recipes. They really are quick and easy to create.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Excellent recipes, viking, and the videos make the whole process so easy. That appeals to me since cooking just isn't one of my favorite things but I can't break the habit of eating.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

True drbj lol. I make sure to make enough of the dish so that there is a lot of it over and I can freeze it. It is so much easier to be able to take it out of the freezer and pop it in the microwave.


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Jaypyramid 6 years ago

Love the recipes Viking. Yes Drjb, I like the video's too, its great to see it in action. I like the way she cuts the onion in the last video. Ground beef is so economical too. And like you say Viking, you can make a batch and freeze some.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Yes Jay this recipe freezes very well. I love the videos where ordinary people just get stuck into to cooking in their own kitchen and post it on You Tube.

One of these days I may get up the courage to make a cooking video myself lol


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Nice hub, I like the way you organized it. The recipe sounds delicious too. Congrats,on being selected as a "Best Hub" nominee this week.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks Money Glitch for reading and your comment. Yes It really is tasty. One of my personal favourites


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Yum! hubby LOVES dishes like this! congrats and good luck!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Love your red lines and such - that is super neat! Nice presentation and good luck!


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks habee and akirchner for reading the hub and your comments. Yes to be honest the loading of all the photos and the lines took me hours lol, but I was determined to get it right. Thanks


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

You did a great job loading all of these photos! I like recipes that freeze well. Makes for an easy meal in the future. Just thaw, heat and perhaps add a salad. Thanks!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Nicely done. I love your clear explanation with good pictures. Good luck on your nomination.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks Peggy for your comment. Yes freezing freshly cooked food it so handy and healthier. I would always get a larger piece of meat to cook so that there is plenty to freeze as well. Saves on so much cooking time lol


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello anglinwu thanks for your comment. Yes those photos took HOURS to get on the page but worth the effort though. lol


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi viking, Thumbs up for this one, Nice step by step layout and content, Congrats for the nomination, Maita


SJerZGirl 6 years ago

Oh this looks so good!! Cottage pie sounds wonderful!!


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lobonorth 5 years ago

Recipes sound good and your great images make me even hungrier.


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jamterrell 5 years ago

Thanks for the recipes, I wanted to cook with the recipes.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

This is one of my favorite recipes because it is quick to make and tastes so good in a variety of dishes.

Thanks for reading everyone.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I love reading about your delicious home-style recipes and this one is no exception. I plan to try it with pastry crust or mashed potatoes. Voted up and shared!


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Thank you for your comments about my recipes vespawoolf


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love the recipe. It sound delicious. Thanks for share with us. Voted up!

Prasetio


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Mince Steak is very versatile to cook with and is always so tasty. Thank you prasetio30 for your comment and vote


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Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany

Yummy! I was about to go to bed when I saw this recipe. It makes me hungry now. Thanks for giving me the idea what to cook tomorrow. Good night!


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viking305 16 months ago from Ireland Author

Hello Thelma, glad you like the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment

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