Steak and Ale Casserole

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recipe by Sara Lewis https://www.lovefood.com/profile/139037/sara-lewis

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 0mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    5
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    829

This is a classic, comforting casserole that's packed with tender, slow-cooked beef and root vegetables. It tastes even better the next day, so it's the perfect get-ahead meal.

recipe updated Aug 20, 2019

Ingredients

  • Flank steak icon
    Flank steak
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    2 (280g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (90g)
  • Parsnip icon
    Parsnip
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 tbsp (16g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Butter icon
    Butter
    2 tbsp (28g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    as needed
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
    2
  • Beer icon
    Beer
    1.75 cups (420ml)
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
    1.25 cups (300ml)
  • Molasses icon
    Molasses
    2 tbsp (41g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - 160°C
  2. Add all purpose flour to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Season with salt & pepper
  4. Add flank steak to the beef
  5. Mix until coated
  6. Melt butter and olive oil a clean Dutch oven
  7. Transfer beef to Dutch oven
  8. Sear bit by bit until browned
  9. Add onion and celery stalk to the Dutch oven
  10. Cook gently - 5 min
  11. Add fresh thyme, bay leaves, beer and beef stock to the Dutch oven
  12. Mix in molasses to the Dutch oven
  13. Heat until boiling
  14. Cover and turn off heat
  15. Cook - 1 hr, 160°C
  16. Add parsnip to the Dutch oven
  17. Cook until tender - 30 min, 160°C
  18. Season with salt & pepper
  19. Serve
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