irishstewEnjoy this easy to make comforting casserole. Add vegetables that are in season or whatever you have on hand.




4 Serves

Blade steak



2 T


1 T

Onion, peeled and chopped

1 large

Garlic, minced

1 t

Vegetables, e.g. mushrooms, carrots, celery, pumpkin, swede. Chopped in to bite size pieces.

2 cups

Tomato paste

2 T


1 ½ cups

Beef stock powder

 ½ t



  1. Pre-heat oven to 160º C.
  2. Remove all visible fat from the meat and cut into 2cm cubes.
  3. Place flour in a bag. Add diced meat and shake bag to cover meat with flour.
  4. Heat oil in a large frypan and brown the meat over a moderately high heat. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  5. Add onion to the frypan and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook a further minute. Transfer to casserole dish.
  6. Add chopped vegetables to casserole dish.
  7. In a jug or bowl mix together tomato paste, water and beef stock powder. Pour over the meat and vegetables in the casserole dish.
  8. Cook for 2 ½ - 3 hours or until meat is fork tender.


Serving Suggestion: Serve with rice, mashed potato or jacket potato.


Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre