This is a very hearty beef casserole great for these winter nights.  I like the fact that everything is thrown in one dish and you can put it in the oven and forget it for a couple of hours.  The recipe converts to 250g of blade steak, but you could put more in if you want to bulk it up a bit.

All in One Beef Casserole



I found this among the recipes, it’s in my awful handwriting, so I assume I gave it to Mum somewhere along the way. I’ve been making it for years and still make it, but I use less meat now as I’m no longer feeding a family of five. It’s easy and the gravy is really does taste great.

Steak with Rich Gravy cropped


  • 1-1.25kg round steak
  • 1 pkt French Onion Soup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 420g can mushroom soup

Cut the meat into serving pieces. Place in casserole, add dry soup, mix water and soup together and pour over. Mix well. Cook 1½ hrs at 180º.


Casseroles seem to fall into two categories, the fancier type that Mum would serve up to guests and the basic ones she would make for family meals. This recipe falls into the second category, it’s really just meat and vegetables, but great to just put in the oven and forget. Today I make this sort when I have time and reheat when needed.

Baked Steak cropped



Casseroles have always been a family favourite for us. Great as a family meal in winter, but also really usefully when entertaining a crowd. This Beef Casserole recipe which Mum collected from Entice magazine takes a basic dish and shows that by changing just a few ingredients you can create a different taste treat.

Master Beef Casserole cropped