Connecticut Beef Supper

"This is a casserole made with stew meat and potatoes that I obtained many years ago from a recipe club that I subscribed to and it has become a favorite with our family. Now that my kids are all married they all prepare it for their families. And if you take it to a pot luck, make sure you take a copy of the recipe because someone is sure to ask you for it."
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Ready In:
2hrs 50mins




  • Melt shortening in large skillet.
  • Cook and stir meat and onion in shortening until meat is brown and onion is tenter.
  • Add water, heat to boiling.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer 50 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Pour meat mixture (liquid included) into ungreased 13x9x2 baking dish or cake pan.
  • . Arrange potato slices on meat.
  • Stir together soup, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper, and cheese; pour over potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with cornflake crumbs.
  • Bake uncovered 1 1/2 hours or until potatoes and meat are tender.

Questions & Replies

  1. How can I adjust this recipe for the instant pot?


  1. I used to make this from my green recipe box from the 70s for dinner parties. I lost the recipe. Was glad to see this recipe again as I want to make it for my "girls" weekend later this month.
  2. This has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. It originally came in a set of recipe cards that my mom subscribed to. This one is a keeper!
  3. I grew up with this dish as a favorite of mine. I now make it for my children. It is loved by everyone. I never have leftovers.
  4. My family also have been making this since the 70's too! I remember my mom had a lime green box full of the recipe cards. It's one of those recipe that you can trick your kids into eating if they just don't see what's actually in it, lol. My only recommendation, is to drain some of the water too keep it from boiling over in the oven.Enjoy!
  5. my family loves this recipe, i tried using hamburger and i like it better. thanks for putting in here.


  1. Instead of water added to the meat and onion I use a 10.5 oz can of beef broth, it’s great



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