Beef Stew Casserole

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Beef stew is such a warm, hearty comfort food. But it can be very time consuming to put together. In effort to get all the yummy flavors, I turned it into a casserole and added a flaky crust! Check out my Beef Stew Casserole!

Beef Stew Casserole

I kept it pretty traditional – peas, carrots and potatoes with some beef. You could add other veggies if you like them. I did cook the beef with onions and garlic, but you could add in pearl onions if you prefer to have more onion flavor.

Beef Stew Casserole

This casserole is simple enough for a weeknight meal – yet hearty enough for a Sunday Supper. Your family is going to be so pleased when they see the beautiful crispy pastry crust atop all the the yummy veggies and meat. While you could omit the bacon – why would you? It just gives it that little something extra.

I use store bought Puff Pastry because I am in no way a pastry chef! If you can make your own – it would be so dang tasty! If you don’t like or can’t find puff pastry sheets (look in the freezer by the pie crusts) – you could also top it with some refrigerator biscuits or homemade biscuits. Just be sure to adjust the cook time so they don’t burn on top.

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Beef Stew Casserole

Peas, carrots, potatoes, onions and beef all under a crispy flaky crust.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, casseroles, ground beef, ground beef recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • ½ lb Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 Russet Potatoes cut in ½-inch cubes
  • 1 16oz bag Frozen Peas & Carrots
  • 1 White Onion diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 stick Butter melted
  • 2 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Parsley
  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 425deg.
  • In a frying pan over medium high heat, add bacon. Cook until crispy and remove to paper towel covered plate. Let cool some then coarsely chop into smaller bits.
  • In a saute pan over medium high heat, add oil, onions and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add beef, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and half of parsley. Cook until no longer pink. Stir in potatoes, peas & carrots and let cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Transfer meat mixture to 13×9 baking dish. Add bacon and beef broth. Cover with puff pastry. Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining parsley. Put into oven for 30 minutes (until top of pastry is golden brown). Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

9 thoughts on “Beef Stew Casserole

  1. That sounds so delicious! I used those puff pastry sheets to top most of our pot pies and casseroles like that too; they are so tasty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,514. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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