Hearty beef casserole

Hearty beef casserole

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5kg diced beef chuck or blade steak
  • 2 large onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 leeks, white part only, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 sticks celery, trimmed, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 x 425g cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock

 

Method:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook beef, in 4 batches, stirring, until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining oil, onions, leeks, garlic, celery and carrots to pan. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  3. Return beef to pan with tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
  4. Divide the casserole between 4 plates.
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