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September 18, 2014

Island Beef Casserole

Island Beef Casserole ~ Hearty, delicious casserole for a Winter's day #Casserole #BeefCasserole #WinterDish

Hearty, filling, easy and most of all, this Island Beef Casserole is delicious, and packed with flavor.

I have made this casserole several times over the years especially during Fall or Spring where the temperatures are still trying to settle one way or the other.

Although, I have to say, I think Gauteng has skipped the whole Spring season and jumped straight into Summer.

Island Beef Casserole ~ Hearty, delicious casserole for a Winter's day #Casserole #BeefCasserole #WinterDish

Unbelievable, one day we were still covered under throws, wearing Winter clothes and the very next day we had upper Summer temperatures !

Right, getting back to the recipe  .. use any kind of Beef cubes you like, even the cheaper cuts would do as the meat cooks for over two hours in the oven. More than enough time to tenderize just about any type of Beef.

Adapted from : "All-Time Favorite Recipes" cook book

6 Servings


750g Beef, cubed
3 TB Olive Oil
3 TB Flour
1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
2 Onions, sliced
1 t Celery Salt
1/2 t Black Pepper
1/3 cup Cider Vinegar
1/3 cup Molasses
1 cup Beef Stock
1 1/2 cups Carrots, peeled, sliced/cubed/rounds
1/2 cup Seedless Raisins
1 t Ginger, crushed


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F).
2.) Heat the Oil and brown the Beef over high heat - sprinkle the Flour over and stir-fry 1 minute - reduce heat to medium - add Tomatoes, Onions, Celery Salt and Black Pepper - stir to combine.
3.) In a small bowl combine the Vinegar, Molasses and Beef Stock - add to the Beef mixture and bring to the boil.
4.) Transfer the mixture to an oven dish - bake 2 hours or until the Beef is tender.
5.) Add the Carrots, Raisins and Ginger - stir through and bake another 30 minutes or until the Carrots are cooked.

Best served over rice or mashed potatoes.

Island Beef Casserole ~ Hearty, delicious casserole for a Winter's day #Casserole #BeefCasserole #WinterDish

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By Stephanie Lynn      


  1. Our weather has been crazy like that too, the weekends have been lovely the week says wet & cold. Stew sounds warming.

  2. Your stew sounds delicious! You have introduced me to a new flavor combination to try.

  3. I ave never thought to out molasses in soup. In fact, I thought I was clever when I started putting ginger in stew, and you do that too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Our weather is all over the place at the moment, not quite spring yet, so it's nice to have something new to try out. Thanks.


  5. Pinned! This sounds SO good and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing


  6. Just the name of this dish is intriguing. I couldn't wait to find out what made it "Island" Beef. Raisins and ginger! Great flavor additions. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendsocial. Come back Thursday 9:00 PM, love to see you. Pinned

  7. This looks WONDERFUL and the perfect comfort food as autumn approaches. Thank you so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you again on Saturday with your latest makes & bakes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  8. Yummy! This sounds like total comfort food!

  9. I like the idea of adding cider vinegar-- I need something a bit zesty in my boring stew- I'm going to try it and thanks!

  10. Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesday. It looks delicious, and will be sitting on my table this winter with a bowl of mashed potatoes. I'm hungry now. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This sounds delicious! I'll have to try it this winter when the weather turns colder. Found you at Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays.

  12. This sounds delicious and really different. Pinning this this winter. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  13. This sounds great for Fall and Winter. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday, come again!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

  14. This Island beef casserole looks delicious, very hearty one. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  15. We are just starting to cool down for Fall. This would be a great dish for a crisp evening. Thanks for linking up this week!

  16. Hey Linda! We are heading into the cooler weather and this looks like a dish that I will love to cook to help keep us all warm and toasty:) Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

  17. Your island Beef Casserole looks delicious! This is a fantastic recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope to see you again real soon at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen


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