This recipe is thanks to Meat and Livestock Australia


  • 1kg casserole beef

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 small celery stalks, sliced

  • 2 small carrots, finely diced

  • 1 tbsp plain flour

  • 3 cups beef stock

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • 3 large potatoes, peeled, cut into large dice

  • 1-2 bay leaves (fresh or dried)

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or small sprigs of rosemary or parsley


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut beef into 2.5cm- 3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 tbsp oil, and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in casserole dish.

  • 2.

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

  • 3.

    Sprinkle in the flour and stir until the vegetables are coated. Gradually pour in stock and add the tomato paste, stirring well. Add the potato and herbs, 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.

  • Cooktop Method::

  • 1.

    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 or stock if needed during the cooking time to keep ingredients well covered.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 261kj
  • Fat Total 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 26g
  • Carbohydrate 28g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Sodium 447mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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This recipe can be easily adapted . All you need to keep in mind is that for each kilogram of beef you’ll need 3 to 3½ cups of liquid in total (like stock, canned tomatoes etc).

Use a red onion and cut it into wedges. Omit the celery and carrots and use button mushrooms instead.

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Posted by Sandra256Report
Looks yummy,any leftovers would make a great pie.
Posted by Neil50Report
no mention of mushrooms anywhere