Rich Beef Casserole

It was soo cold and miserable yesterday and that totally put me in the mood for some kind of slow cooked beef dish. I picked this one as I had all the ingredients in the cupboard…

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I probably would’ve expected a few more ingredients for a rich casserole..

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..but then I suppose that makes this an appealing recipe, few ingredients for hopefully a rich tasty casserole!

Really quick to get this in the oven, first off the onion and peppers are fried and transferred to the casserole dish..

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Then the beef is browned..

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Finally the wine, tomato paste and some seasoning is added and then that’s all added to the casserole dish..

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So that’s it! It’s shoved in the oven and left for a good couple of hours. Normally I don’t pay too much attention to the timings of dishes like this, but considering there really isn’t much liquid I did check on this now and again, and after an hour it was looking dry so I did add a splash of water.

I think in total I gave this just over two hours. So the recipe says to add a packet of frozen sweetcorn in the last 10 minutes, but the packet I have is huge! So I added about a mug full and put back in for the last few minutes..

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After then it’s smelling good and looking rather inviting!

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We were having this with some mashed potato..

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So as a casserole goes this is good, it’s not as rich as I imagined it would be, but all three of us really enjoyed it.

Would I make this again? Yes, easy and made with pretty basic ingredients..

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