Who doesn’t love a hearty casserole? It’s the perfect make-ahead meal, especially when you’re feeding a crowd. And when it comes to casserole recipes, why not try something different? How about a Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole?
You might think this dish is a blast from the past, a retro classic. But let’s not underestimate the charm of old-school recipes. They have a way of transporting us to a different time, evoking memories and emotions.
Imagine a casserole loaded with tender chunks of braising beef. It may not be as posh as a fillet steak, but it certainly has all the flavor. You don’t have to break the bank to serve a crowd either. Plus, you can prepare it ahead of time, making it a real time-saver.
Here’s How to Make it:
- Start by browning the chunks of braising beef in a large casserole pan over high heat. Toss them in flour, salt, and pepper for that extra flavor.
- Add onions and cook until softened. Then, stir in minced garlic, tomato puree, brandy/whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, and mushrooms.
- Don’t forget to scrape up any bits that may have stuck to the bottom of the pan. There’s a lot of flavor in those bits, so make sure to incorporate them.
- Bring everything to a boil, then cover the pan and transfer it to the oven. Let it cook for about 3 hours, or until the beef is tender.
- Once it’s done, stir in some double/heavy cream, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley and a sprinkle of black pepper.
Serve this delicious casserole with mashed potatoes and green veggies. Trust us, it’s a winning combination.
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Slow Cooker Method:
If you prefer using a slow cooker, no problem! Simply follow the steps above until you reach step 4. Then transfer the contents to your slow cooker and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours. It’s that easy!
Stove Top Method:
Alternatively, you can cook this casserole on the stove top. Instead of placing it in the oven, cook it over a very low heat for 2-3 hours. Don’t forget to stir it occasionally to prevent sticking. If it starts to look dry, add a splash of water or stock.
Watch and Learn!
Curious about the cooking process? Watch the video tutorial below to see how it’s done.
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This post was first published in October 2017 and has been updated in March 2020 with even more tips and step-by-step photos.
To make this Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole, here’s what you’ll need:
- A good kitchen knife (like the Dalstrong one)
- Chopping board
- Casserole pan
- Garlic press
- Measuring spoons
- Frying pan/skillet
- Wooden or silicon coated spoons
- Potato ricer (trust us, it makes the smoothest mashed potatoes!)
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Remember, cooking is an adventure. Get creative and try out new recipes. And if you’re a steak lover, the Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole is definitely a must-try dish!
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