Beef Casserole With Tomato & Balsamic Vinegar

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
Recipe by Kiwi Kathy

Wholesome family casserole. From Super Food Ideas magazine, June 2012

Top Review by lauralie41

For this casserole I used 2 pounds of stew meat instead of chuck. Chopped one half of an onion and 4 small stalks of celery I needed to use. Served this over brown rice with steamed vegetables and we enjoyed a hearty meal. Think for us a bit more seasoning would have helped the flavors pop and make this a five star recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 800 g steak, beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 3 carrots, medium, peeled & chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 420 g heinz big red condensed salt reduced tomato soup
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup lentils, Puy, dried and uncooked
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in large heavy based casserole dish over medium heat. Cook beef in batches for 5 - 6 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Return beef to pan. Add carrots and vinegar. Cook stirring for 2 minutes or until the vinegar is reduced slightly Stir in soup and stock. Cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours or until beef is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Meanwhile cook the lentils according to packet directions. Drain. Add to beef mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Note: You could use a 400gm can of lentils, draioned and rinsed instead of dried lentils.

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