Beef casserole with chestnuts is delicious. You can use shin, stewing or braising cubes of beef to slow cook with root vegetables and seasonal chestnuts in red wine and stock. This is a tasty recipe that makes a great dish for entertaining friends.

Beef from Morley Butchers

Our beef is a truly premium product. To achieve this we first take great care to select the best suppliers and producers. We look for beef that has come from slow growing animals that have enjoyed a natural lifestyle and wholesome diet. This delivers real taste and well marbled joints. Secondly we matured on the bone for extra flavour. This produces a succulent, full flavoured product for our customers whether you are looking for a premium sirloin for Sunday lunch or stewing steak for a mid week supper.

Ingredients For Beef Casserole

450g/1lb boneless shin, stewing or braising beef, cut into large cubes from Morley Butchers
30ml/2tbsp plain flour seasoned with salt and freshly milled black pepper and
10ml/2tsp ground nutmeg
20ml/2tsp oil
8 shallots, peeled and left whole
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
175g/6oz baby carrots, topped and left whole
4 tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and roughly chopped
Grated zest of 1 lemon
450ml/¾pint good, hot beef stock
200ml/7floz good red wine
15ml/1tbsp fresh thyme leaves
200g/7oz cooked and peeled whole chestnuts

Cooking Method For Beef Casserole With Chestnuts

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F.

Place the flour, seasoning and nutmeg into a large plastic food bag. Add in the beef and coat well with the seasoned flour.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the beef in batches for 4-5 minutes until brown on all sides. Transfer to a 1.2L/2pint ovenproof casserole dish with a lid.

Using the same frying pan cook the shallots, garlic and carrots for 2-3 minutes or until they are softening and starting to colour. Spoon into the casserole dish along with the tomatoes.

Add the remaining ingredients to the casserole dish, bring to the boil, cover and transfer to the oven to cook for 1½-2 hours.

The will be perfect served with a mustard mash.

This beef casserole recipe and image comes from Simply Beef & Lamb pay them a visit for more meaty recipes