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Casseroles are a great way to make a hearty, inexpensive meal for your family. My favorite ingredient to use in them is ground beef. There are countless recipes you can come up with using ground beef in your casserole dishes. If you have ground beef in your home, odds are you can put together a delicious meal with ingredients already in your pantry. It's also a great way to combine all four food groups into one dish. Here are a couple quick and easy ground beef casserole delia that your whole family can enjoy.
Holidays are special days, so you must make your cooking special too. If you serve your family beef casserole everyday, you might want to skip cooking another batch for your holiday meal. Your holiday meal should be different from the normal foods you serve. Removing 'normal' foods may be necessary when whipping up a list of dishes to cook. This is, of course, unless your family really loves beef casserole and would like it in their holiday menu.
My original recipe called for a pound of stew beef stew jamie oliver meat to be cooked with the fruit and spices. For reasons of taste and for vegetarians and vegan diners, I've omitted the stewed meat from the recipe. If you've a yen for a good old medieval dish, add a pound of stewed beef to your recipe. I have done this in our homeschool when we were studying medieval Europe. But for the rest of us, here's the modified fruit only version.
The stew is refrigerated for 24 hours to blend the flavors and congeal the fat, "which will look like a sheet of wax," explains Mireille. After the fat has been removed you complete the recipe. Beef a la Nicoise should be served with fresh egg noodles, gnocchi, or plain boiled potatoes, "nothing too emphatic," Mireille says, and I think she is right.
In your crock pot combine the browned beef cubes, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, onion, bouillon, pepper, salt, granulated sugar and the vegetables listed in the recipe. Pour in 4 1/2 cups of water and stir so that everything is combined.
At some point in the day, moms may find themselves with some time, and they need to accomplish a lot of things in that small window of time, when baby is napping. itmay only be 10 am or 2pm but you can still get dinner cooked for later. Choose something that can be mostly made now and thrown in the oven later. Or use the crock pot for beef casserole slow cooker, chili,or other slow-cooked dishes.
Time to add a liquid to this. It is ideal to use beef or vegatable stock for this but hot water will work also. Add enough liquid to cover all the veggies and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Let simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add celery, carrots and potatoes to pot, turn up to medium heat until it bubbles, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, until potatoes begin to soften. Add 1/2 of a 6-ounce can of tomato paste to the stew; cover and simmer another 30 minutes. Add corn and green beans; cover and simmer another 15 to 20 minutes. Add peas, cover and simmer an additional 10 minutes. If the stew is not thick enough, make a slurry using 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. of water, add with peas and stir to incorporate. Yield: 6-quarts, enough for 4 people to each have one 3-cup serving and have leftovers for lunch the next day for lunch for 4 people or for another dinner.