Party Beef Casserole
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
2 lbs. boneless round steak, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 T. cooking oil
1 C. water
1/2 C. beef broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T. dried minced onion
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/4 t. dried rosemary, crushed
2 C. sliced fresh mushrooms
2 C. frozen peas, thawed
3 C. mashed potatoes (mashed with milk and butter)
1 T. butter, melted
paprika for garnish (optional)
In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef
cubes and shake to coat. In a skillet over medium heat, brown beef in hot oil.
Place beef and drippings in a greased shallow 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
To skillet, add water, broth, garlic, onion, thyme and rosemary; bring to a
boil. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms. Pour over meat. Mix
well. Cover and bake in preheated 350°F. oven for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until
beef is tender. Sprinkle peas over meat. Spread potatoes evenly over top. Brush
with butter; sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Bake 15-20 minutes more.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.