Casserole Recipes for Steak Lovers

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?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Add onions and cook until softened. Then, stir in minced garlic, tomato puree, brandy/whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, and mushrooms.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Once it’s done, stir in some double/heavy cream, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley and a sprinkle of black pepper.
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Serve this delicious casserole with mashed potatoes and green veggies. Trust us, it’s a winning combination.

Pairing Suggestions:

  • Green Beans with Garlic and Parmesan
  • Simple Butter Pepper Carrots
  • Crispy Roast Potatoes
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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.

Watch How to Make Steak Diane Casserole

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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.

Equipment:

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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