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winter beef casserole recipe

Rich Winter Beef Casserole Recipe

Family friendly, low fodmap casserole slow cooked to create a rich sauce of tomato, lemon, capsicum and paprika.

Course Main, Main Course
Keyword beef, casserole, low FODMAP
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kyrstie Barcak


  • 1 tbsp olive oil Or cooking oil of choice
  • 1 stick celery finely chopped
  • 1 cm fresh ginger grated
  • 1 cm fresh turmeric grated
  • 3 cloves garlic Optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 lemon zest quarter lemon and set aside for use
  • 1 cup dried or dehydrated tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 kg diced chuck steak
  • 2 1/2 cups beef stock/broth
  • 400 ml passata
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 grinds pepper
  • 2 capsicum sliced into thick strips
  • handful fresh coriander to serve


  1. Add the oil to a pan and turn to a low heat to warm

  2. Add the celery, ginger, turmeric, garlic and cook gently until the celery begins to soften

  3. Add the cinnamon, coriander, paprika, lemon zest, tomatoes and stir

  4. Increase the heat to the pan and add the beef and stir to coat all pieces and to seal each side

  5. Add the stock, passata, salt, pepper and reserved lemon quarters and stir again. Bring to a simmer and add lid

  6. Continue to cook on a low simmer for 1 hour

  7. Remove the lid and continue to cook on a low simmer for another hour to reduce the sauce - you may need to reduce the heat, or use a simmer mat under the base of the pot.

  8. Add the sliced capsicum and stir to combine, cook for a further 15 minutes

  9. Serve when the meat is falling apart. Top with fresh coriander.