Hearty Beef & Vegetable Casserole


September 2, 2020

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yields: 6+


2 large potatoes, cut into large bite sized chunks (approx 1 cup)

3 carrots, sliced (approx 1 cup)

1 medium sweet potato, cut into large bite sized chunks (approx 1 cup)

1/4 butternut pumpkin, cut into large bite sized chunks (approx 1 cup)

1 large onion, diced

200g green beans, chopped

1 cup frozen green peas

1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes

1 x 420g can condensed tomato soup

150g fruit chutney (I use the Rosella jar brand)

1 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp vegemite

1-1.5kg of chunk steak or similar casserole beef diced

2 tsp flour + salt and pepper to season


1Add all the vegetables to slow cooker and mix to combine

2Combine tomatoes, soup, chutney, curry, sauce and vegemite in bowl, ,mix well and set aside for now

3Add diced beef to large plastic bag with seasoned flour and toss to coat beef in flour. Add beef to slow cooker on top of vegetables

4Pour over the tomato mixture and stir to combine.

5Cook on high for 7hrs (see notes)

6Serve with crusty buttered bread


1You can vary vegetables to what you have on hand. This is a great 'empty out the vegetable crisper at the end of the week' type of recipe πŸ™‚

2This fills a 6L slow cooker to the top, hence the long and high cooking time to achieve tender results. You could also cook on low all day (I'd estimate approx 10hrs at least, so great for working families cooking from morning until home time)

Submitted by Paulene Christie


60 Reviews

Deb Kennedy

August 18, 2022

Made this for dinner tonight. Used gravy steak and cooked for 10 hours on low. It was delicious and meat was super tender.

Michelle Edwards

August 15, 2022

Yummmm Yummm, followed recipe to the exact ingredients and added in a can of champigon mushrooms in the last hour and half, have frozen 2 x 1.5 ltr containers and had a delicious dinner last night.

Fiona Broadbent

August 9, 2022

Oh my goodness made this tonight and it was so tender and yummy. Will definitely be making it again.


August 7, 2022

So good! Was eating this next to my 2 yr old grandson who ate his lunch and half of mine after tasting itπŸ˜‚


August 6, 2022

Really tasty I put everything in that was in recipe but omitted the beans ( I hate beans) I added extra worstershire sauce and 1/2 cup of water and cooked over night . I am not much of a meat eater but meat was so tender, there was so much I gave neighbours some and made the rest into pies with mash potatoes on top delicious πŸ˜‹


August 4, 2022

Absolutely delicious. I used homemade relish in place of the chutney and let out the pumpkin and sweet potato due to personal preference. I cooked in low for 8 hours. It was super delicious and made enough for 2 meals for our family of four reasonable eaters. A loaf of crusty bread paired with it very nicely.

Trudi Fermaner

August 4, 2022

Hearty Beef & Veg Casserole was delicious- My husband enjoyed it too!
Highly Recommend this recipe.


August 3, 2022

Love this. My favourite beef casserole ever. Family favourite 😍

Elizabeth Menolotto

July 28, 2022

Put on a batch before work yesterday and came home to the delicious aroma! Family were so excited by the smells and this did not disappoint! Because we were out all day, I popped it on low at 7.00am and came home just before 5.00pm and it was perfectly cooked. Will do this one again for sure, so easy, so delicious and so hearty!

Linda Musgrove

July 27, 2022

Made this last week and it was absolutely delicious. My husband loved it and there was enough to freeze for another 2 meals for us 2. We had ours with a crusty bread roll as there was a lot of vegetables in the casserole.

Hi Lois, while halving the ingredients should fit, don’t have the cooking time. It would still need around 6-8hrs for good tender results of meat and the hard veg

Lois Aitchison

July 21, 2022

Thinking of cooking this over weekend. We are caravanning. Have 3.5L cooker, would be okay to 1/2 all ingredients & cook for half the time on low?

Thanks 😊


June 9, 2022

This was for sure soo tasty. I found it a little too sweet for me but I think I was a bit heavy handed on the chutney. The kids devoured it though so I can’t complain! Will try again with less chutney.
It is extremely saucey so you can go heavy on the veggies and meat and I needed to thicken with flour

Frank kerwick

June 9, 2022

Got ooking now it smells so good πŸ‘


May 31, 2022

Made this last night and it was so yummy – happy boys 😍😍

Natalie Jackson

May 27, 2022

Delicious…at least my husband thought so, he didn’t leave me any, Definitely a winner.


May 19, 2022

Hubby enjoyed it plus one of my “adopted child” as well. I added some minced garlic, I did accidentally drop my container with the sauce in while mixing and lost some so added a sachet of tomato paste and a extra table spoon of Worcester sauce to make up some liquid


May 17, 2022

One word delicious 5 stars for sure

Jodi Woolnough

May 15, 2022

This recipe was super delicious!! Exactly what we needed after a long day and so easy to make. I followed the recipe to the letter and it tasted amazing. Served with crusty bread. I will definitely make this again. Thank you.

I’m not sure how the meat will go blitzed but if it all blitzes together ok, which I assume it will, it would certainly be nice and thick yes πŸ™‚


May 11, 2022

Hi. My husband has asked for a meaty soup – do you think if I blitzed this it would be a nice thick soup texture? Thanks 😊


May 2, 2022

Yeah, it was alright. Only thing I didn’t do was to cut off all the fat from meat. Cause afterwards I found there was a lot of fat when cooked on surface. Yes I’ll have to skim it off.

Why not I say Rick πŸ™‚


April 30, 2022

I’ve bought a ham hock. Do you think I could chunk s of this in. Not too much , just a few chunks??


April 30, 2022

Looks so yumm . I’ll defiantly be making this.

Sally C

April 27, 2022


I didn’t have tomato soup so added tomato paste, water and squirts of tomato and bbq sauce for sweetness..

Narelle Duffy

April 6, 2022

Hubby requested a beef casserole for dinner and this did not disappoint! I just used veggies I had so no pumpkin or sweet potato but added some capsicum and celery. I used about a quarter cup of homemade fruit chutney as that was all I had but the rest as per the recipe. Delicious! We just had it with toast to mop up the delicious gravy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I guess you could but my concern would be the meat would fall off the bone at this temp/time and you’d risk bones through your lovely casserole


March 20, 2022

Could you use bone in chicken instead of beef?


February 24, 2022

Looking forward to lots of tasty meals here guys, mmm. Have purchased a slow cooker and a learner with this type of cooker.


February 3, 2022

My family loves the Hearty Beef sauce in a jar from the supermarket. Well I had beef at home but no sauce so I looked up beef sauce and this came up. I’m so happy to have found this. I had every single ingredient in my cupboard except the tomato soup. I didn’t leave it out, I just used a few tablespoons of tomato paste mixed with flour and then 400mls boiling water and then the other sauce ingredients. It tasted wonderful. I’m sure they are going to love eating it tonight. Thank you so much!!!


July 14, 2021

I really love doing this casserole cos you can cram anything and everything in it! I use chuck steak for meat and the taste sensation…..wow!!!!


June 20, 2021

I made this today as I thought it was a great recipe, just changed a few thing (used French onion soup as a thickener). It’s looking good.

Sorry I didn’t see this in time. If you left out the salty and the sweet it will change the final tastes. How was it?


June 14, 2021

If I left out the chutney & Vegemite, would it still be ok? Or is there anything else I could add to sub them?

You could leave it out if you don’t have it πŸ™‚

June Smith

June 8, 2021

Can you either substitute Worcestershire sauce for something else, or could you just leave it out altogether.

yep you could Rachel πŸ™‚

Rachel Fisher

May 30, 2021

Could I use a tomato chutney instead of a fruit one?


May 23, 2021

Yummmmmyyy. Great way to use up leftover veg. Very tasty base. We have with bread or sometimes I make & add cheesy dumpling 1.5h before it’s done. Very rarely are there any leftovers.


May 13, 2021

I’m making this for the second time as it was a hit with my husband and kids and so easy! I just leave out the chutney and add a little brown sugar instead

You could use that for sure Anne πŸ™‚


May 2, 2021

Has anyone used gravy beef in this ?

It definitely adds a light sweet fruity element to the finished dish but you could cook it without it πŸ™‚

Julie Buhagiar

April 20, 2021

I’m making this tomorrow, will it make a huge difference without the fruit chutney, thanx inadvance 😁


April 19, 2021

Made this yesterday, left out peas and corn and added red capsicum, celery and some mixed herbs. This is the best stew I have made and the family loved it. Served it with crusty breadstick.

Maria Mihailidis

April 19, 2021

This recipe is a winner. Made this 6 days ago. I changed 1 ingredient from condensed tomato soup with crushed tomatoes, followed the rest of the recipe. Will be making it regularly.


April 16, 2021

Wow what an absoulutly butifall casserole a winner with us all and the kids lived it served with crusty bread yummy

Marilyn Salmon

April 15, 2021

I tried this for the first time yesterday, and it was the best beef stew I’ve ever made. It was perfect for all day cooking while I was at work, and the flavour was amazing. Thank you!


April 8, 2021

My favourite beef stew

Marion Walsh

February 14, 2021

Another winner in my house!! Absolutely delicious!

Felicity Thambyah

February 6, 2021

Absolutely delicious! Mine only took 6hrs on high in sunbeam cooker. I served with some rice.


January 30, 2021

Some word related feedback….. tasty, comfort, hearty, veggies, seconds, leftovers, YUM!


January 24, 2021

Very nice. Plenty of left overs also for work lunch. Served with mashed potato. Will definitely make this one again.


October 18, 2020

I tried this recipe for the first time and my son and I both loved it, nice consistency. Did not use peas but put corn instead. Used chuck steak, melt in thy mouth yum!!

Alisha Dyson

September 20, 2020

I have made this recipe 3 time now. It is very tasty and budget friendly. We always have plenty of leftovers for lunch days after making it. It reheats really well aswell and it is delicious!

Silvana Williams

September 11, 2020

I am not big on making casseroles, but this was so tasty and full of flavour, my husband loved it and so did I. Will be making this one again.

Natalie Dodds

September 5, 2020

Loved this recipe and so did my family! I left out the peas but added corn, celery and some mixed herbs. Surprisingly, it didn’t taste of tomato! Such a versatile recipe! We also had plenty of leftover which I added mashed potato and cheese on top of for a second meal. Budget friendly!

Nicole Lovell

September 5, 2020

This is an absolutely delicious meal and we have plenty of leftovers. My husband had a massive bowl and wanted seconds as well

Vickie Johnston

September 2, 2020

Wow – I’ll definitely try this on weekend. Thank you Paulene. Will freeze portions & have casserole on hand with mash potato or pasta πŸ‘Œ

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