Beef and Leek Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Pietro

It is simple. It is delicious. It has few ingredients but the result will surprise you.

Top Review by KiwiMumOfOne

I just tried this last night, and it was super tasty and really easy! The red wine and beef stock made the loveliest meaty gravy. I cooked mine in a crockpot (for about 6 hours on autoshift), and added mushrooms (about 4 hours in), but followed the rest of the recipe properly. We had ours with mashed potatoes, and it was great. Thanks. I will definitely do this one again :-)

Directions

  1. Top and tail leek so that you have the white stalk only.
  2. Slice leek lengthwise and then chop into 1 inch segments.
  3. Chop carrot into bite size segments.
  4. Chop onion.
  5. Place flour and seasoning into a bag.
  6. Place beef into the bag and shake so that beef is coated with flour and seasoning.
  7. In a heavy base frypan, place 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil.
  8. On low heat brown beef, remove and place into a casserole.
  9. Add a little more oil and stir fry leek, onion and carrot for 2 minutes.
  10. Remove and add to casserole.
  11. Place the red wine and the stock cube in the frypan and simmer until wine is reduced to half.
  12. Add to casserole.
  13. Add thyme and 2 bayleaf.
  14. Place in a moderate oven and cook slowly for about 90 minutes.
  15. Place a lid on the casserole to obtain best results.
  16. Serve with mashed potato,steamed french beans with an oil and garlic dressing and steamed button squash or baby zucchini.

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