Sunday, January 06, 2013

Ella's Beef Casserole

I love cookbooks, but I don't think I've loved one as much as I'm loving this one.

The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry and Tina Eicher.  I can't stay  enough good things about this cookbook and you HAVE to get out there and buy it for yourself, you won't regret it.

Fantastic is all I can say, just out of this world delicious recipes.

The family devoured this one and there was nothing left for leftovers.  It bakes in the oven for about 2 hours and it tastes like it's been cooking all day long.  It's delicious.


Ella's Beef Casserole

3 T. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 lbs. boneless round steak, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 T. oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup beef broth
1 minced garlic clove
1 T. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups frozen peas, thawed (I used mix peas and carrots)
3 cups mashed potatoes (mashed with milk and butter)
1 T. melted butter

In a large resealable bag, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef cubes and shake to coat. In a skillet, brown beef in oil. Place beef and drippings in a greased shallow baking dish.

To skillet, add water, broth, garlic, onion, thyme, and rosemary; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes; stir in mushrooms. Pour over meat; mix well.


Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is tender. Sprinkle peas over meat.

Spread potatoes evenly over top. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 15 - 20 minutes more. Yield: 6-8 servings.