French Beef Casserole

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Mandy

A yummy rich tasting casserole from kikkoman, easily done in the crockpot too!

Top Review by cookingpompom

I made this tonight but with chicken thighs (with a bone in) as that is what I wrote on my shopping list (not sure how I got it so wrong). So, I made this, with the chicken (wasn't going back to buy beef), chicken stock and sparkling grape juice rather than wine, I added carrots and celery (to use up what I had in the fridge). Even with the changes, this was amazing! I used 2 kilos of chicken (4 pounds) and removed the skin first - yum! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg. Celsius.
  2. Heat half the oil in a flameproof casserole over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the beef in batches and cook, stirring occasionally until browned on all sides. Set aside, and repeat the meat-browning process in 2 batches. Set aside each time.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, then add the remaining oil. Add the bacon, onion and garlic and cook until the onion softens.
  5. Add the wine, and stir the bottom of the dish well, making sure to dislodge any bits which may have cooked onto the bottom of the dish.
  6. Add the beef, tomato puree, stock, Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, bay leaves and mushrooms. Cover and bake in oven for 1 ½ hours, or until beef is tender.
  7. Uncover, and cook for another 15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced slightly.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Serve casserole straight from the dish topped with the parsley.
  9. Serve mashed potatoes separately.

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