Beef & Vegetable Casserole

beef casserole like my granny used to make
Beef casserole like my granny used to make
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2 sticks Celery thickly sliced
1 Onion chopped
2 Carrots big, halved lengthways then very chunkily sliced
5 Bay leaf
2 sprigs Fresh thyme 1 whole and 1 leaves picked
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
1 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Plain flour
2 tbsp Tomato puree
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Beef stock cubes
2.5 cups Water boiled
1.9 lb Beef stewing beef, cut into nice large chunks

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Beef & Vegetable Casserole


This Beef & Vegetable Casserole is a perfect dish to feed a crowd this St Patrick’s Day. It is a one of my Irish granny’s classic recipes. Tender beef, cooked low and slow with carrots, celery and onion. No fancy ingredients required, but sometimes I think the simple recipes are the ones that can be most satisfying. Wouldn’t you agree?

This recipe not only contains simple ingredients, it is really easy to make too. Start by placing all your vegetables in a casserole dish. Cook on the stove with some butter and olive oil until the veggies soften. Then add flour and tomato puree and the secret ingredient: Worcestershire sauce. Top up with water and stir in the beef chunks. Cook in the oven until the meat is tender and falling apart.

To make Beef & Vegetable Casserole, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Beef & Vegetable Casserole


Heat oven

Preheat the oven to 320 °F.


Place veggies in a casserole dish


Place 2 thickly sliced celery sticks, 1 chopped onion, 2 sliced carrots, 5 bay leaves and 1 whole sprig of thyme in an ovenproof casserole dish along with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes until soft.


Add flour


Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour until it is fully incorporated with the vegetables. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato purée, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and 2 crumbled stock cubes to the dish.


Pour in water and add beef


Pour 600ml of hot water into the dish and add 850g of stewing beef. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.


Cook in the oven

2h 30m

Cover the dish and cook the casserole in the oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes.


Remove lid and continue cooked


Remove the lid from the dish. Continue to cook the casserole uncovered for 30 minutes to 1 hour.




Serve this casserole in large bowls, garnished with thyme leaves. I usually have some steamed or boiled/mashed potatoes on the side.

This Beef & Vegetable Casserole was one of my granny’s classics - comforting, warming and absolutely delicious! Come back to leave a review if you make this around St Patrick’s Day this year.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 21
Lillyanna Carawan

Wasn't sure i'd be able to perfect this dish but turns out it's not too hard so long as you follow the steps religiously.

Nathalie Kaczkowski

It waas okay but I liked it more when I made it with rice.

Yaretzy Wig

I love Irish dishes so much because they are always as rare and unique tasting as this.

Linnea Lavoy

Yummy and simple to make just how I like it, i don't mind waiting the long period of time when I get a 5 star dish like this.

Novalee Alain

The potatoes were so grainy to be honest, I think this would taste a lot better on it's own or on pasta.

Leona Eghbali

I'll be saving a lot of money now that I found this website you guys honestly serve up the best recipes that i can make for much cheaper and it'll be just as good as any resturant i'd go to.

Kynlee Glatter

The beef is so flavorful its baffeling, I think I'm fully obsessed with it now.

Samiya Alires

This takes forever to cook, that's the only downfall of this amazing recipe sadly.

Emi Nawrot

Can't wait for st.patties day i'm going to make this again for lunch and then some yummy Irish bread muffins.

Macey Babani

Bookmarking this page there is just so many things I want to try and this was my first one, it was delicious.

Mabel Brekken

My husband loves when I make this for him, I usually add some corn to the potatoes and sourcream.

Milani Gefre

Your grandma had good taste and mustve been a proffessional chef! It's great!

Marlie Vandeloo

FANTASTIC! This is a really good beef casserole with vegetables, It feels so refreshing with every bite.

Kadence Meher

This is one of my all time favorite dinners to make from this website along with the smoked salmon and cucumber.

Arely Baab

Can't get enough of this one of the best lunches i've ever had and i made it in my own home!

Delia Purpera

Easily one of my top notch recipes that me and my family can't get enough of, I make this every week on Tuesday and the whole house comes running down stairs when they smell it!

Anneliese Feigelson

I added some broccoli into mine and boy it was amazing with the worcestershire sauce for sure!

Madalynn Dreesen

This is a really tasty casserole! I've never made anything like it before so I'm hooked now.

Cecily Arita

Had this with cheesy garlic bread and some fine red wine on the side for my and my husbands anniversary, we both really enjoyed it.

Maryjane Jedziniak

I swapped out the beef for pork instead tasted just as magestic as when I made it with beef.


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