Eat well for less: Beef Casserole

Sunday’s call for hearty food, relaxed vibes and positive thoughts.

Imagine tucking into a meal that’s really tasty and isn’t expensive to make. This beef casserole is exactly that, tasty beef chunks, lots of vegetables and a rich gravy. Wonderful.

Beef Casserole

What we used (makes four portions):

  • 400g beef chunks (£2.25 from a local supermarket)
  • 300g/1 large leek (£1.90 for 1kg, 57p)
  • 400g/ 4 unwashed red potatoes (£5 for 12 kg, 16p)
  • 300g/4 carrots (40p per kg, 13p)
  • 50g/2 celery sticks (14p)
  • 3 tsps jarred garlic (£1 per jar, 9p)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Pinch of dried chives, sage, thyme
  • 800ml beef stock

Easy cooking method:

  • Preheat oven to 180oC.
  • Brown the meat chunks in an large ovenproof pan.
  • Add the leek, celery and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes on a low heat, make sure you mix all the flavours together.
  • Add the carrots, potatoes and stock. Mix in well.
  • Place the ovenproof pan in the oven with the lid firmly on. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Total cost: £3.34

Cost per serve: £0.835

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