Hearty Beef & Vegetable Casserole

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Casserole

4.50 from 16 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings 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


  • Add all the vegetables to slow cooker and mix to combine
  • Combine tomatoes, soup, chutney, curry, sauce and vegemite in bowl, ,mix well and set aside for now
  • Add 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
  • Pour over the tomato mixture and stir to combine.
  • Cook on high for 7hrs (see notes)
  • Serve with crusty buttered bread


  • You 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 🙂
  • This 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)

81 thoughts on “Hearty Beef & Vegetable Casserole”

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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!

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

  9. Maria Mihailidis

    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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!!!!

  18. 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!!!

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

  20. 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. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  21. Delicious!

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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 ?

  24. Jodi Woolnough

    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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Lois Aitchison

    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 ?

  28. Linda Musgrove

    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.

  29. Elizabeth Menolotto

    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!

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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 ?

  33. Fiona Broadbent

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

  34. Michelle Edwards

    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.

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

  36. 5 stars
    We had this last night with a very few alterations (hubby doesn’t eat pumpkin or sweet potato) and it was delicious. I used a large jar of passata sauce instead of chopped tomatoes. We score all our new recipes to know what to try again or not. We scored it 9 out of 10.

  37. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! tasted amazing, the whole family enjoyed it. And it made so much, I was able to freeze a lot of meals as well

  38. 5 stars
    One of our absolute favourites the flavour is beautiful!! Such a great recipe it makes a lot so perfect for freezing or sharing with family

  39. OOHHMMYY GOSH first time making this recipe. Simply full Of deliciousness in a bowl and only 1 sc to wash up. Big hit with hubby and he has now asked for it as a regular favourite. Giving it a 10/10.
    The only extra thing I added was 2 teaspoons dried thyme as I love to use herbs to my cooking.
    Thanks Jenny P

  40. Rebecca McDonnell

    5 stars
    Our whole entire family LOVED this healthy, nutritious, hearty meal and I was delighted to find we got 2 meals out of it for our family of 5! Bought me back to something a grandmother would have made. Real comfort food. We teamed it with a Vienna sourdough loaf from Coles.

  41. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing. I threw in some extra vegetables to the point it didn’t fit in the slow cooker. Ended up cooking it in the oven. The whole family thought it was delicious!

  42. Shirley Chadbone

    We had this last week. Everybody really liked it. I cooked it as per recipe and it was perfect.

  43. Wendy Hodkinson

    Loved it. I was nervous about cooking on high for 7 hours but it turned out perfectly. Super yummy with some crusty bread. Great amount for 2 meals for us. It would also work great to do some extra meals to freeze or pack for lunch through the week.

  44. Jillian Turner

    5 stars
    Beautiful recipe, full of flavour & made so much. Served with steamed rice & toasted Turkish bread.

  45. 5 stars
    OMG. Made this today for dinner. So much flavour ?

    Guess what we are having for lunch tomorrow ?

    Oh and there is a microwave dish filled with this deliciousness for the next time we head out in the caravan

  46. Made this today absolutely yummy.
    So tasty.
    Able to use up veggies I had in the fridge.
    Will certainly make this again.

  47. Ruvae Harrison

    3 stars
    Had this for dinner tonight. Absolutely yummy. We really enjoyed it. Have even got a couple of meals for the freezer. Many ThNks. ???

  48. 5 stars
    I made this for the 1st time last week. It was delicious. (Left out the chutney)
    We didn’t get any left overs because we ate it all over a couple of days 😅
    Very yummy 😋

  49. 5 stars
    Note to self…..read entire recipe including notes BEFORE prepping. I only have a 3.5 litre slowcooker. Only meat, carrot, onion and sauce would fit. Will cook all other veg separate and do some mashed potato. Taste test and it is absolutely delicious. Will need to halve next time or buy a bigger slowcooker 🤣. I cooked on low as I was going to be out all day. House smelt divine on my return. Checked meat after 9 hours and it was so melt in the mouth tender.

  50. 4 stars
    Very tasty and lots of vegetables. Sometimes I add one cup of uncooked rice and one and a half cups of water in last 3 hours.

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