Hearty Beef & Vegetable Casserole


September 2, 2020

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Casserole 5 0 5 21
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • 20 mins

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 20 mins

  • 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 🙂

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


43 Reviews


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 🙂


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 🙂


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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂


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 🙂

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 👌

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