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Old Dark Casserole


  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) chuck steak
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (12 ounce) can dark beer
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, halved if large
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. Cut the chuck steak into 1-inch pieces. Dust with the flour.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the meat.
  3. Transfer meat to a casserole.
  4. Add the tomato paste to the pan and stir over a low heat until it darkens to a brown/red color.
  5. Stir in the dark beer, stock and thyme. Add to the casserole with the onions, garlic, carrots, celery and mushrooms.
  6. Season with salt and pepper if wished.
  7. Cover and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until the meat is tender.
  8. Serve with your favorite winter vegetables.

Yield: 6 servings

Posted by FootsieBear at Recipe Goldmine 7/27/2001 7:02 am.

Adapted and converted by FootsieBear.

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