Beef and Ale casserole recipe

beef casserole kids cooking

Cooking just got a whole lot tastier and easier with the new OXO #HerbsandMore range, little pots of fabulous flavour that add a bit of verve to all your cooking. OXO sent us the range for us to have a go at and said they were so simple to use even the kids could do it. So we put them to the test and we had a lot of fun.

Beef and Ale casserole recipe – the making

Beef and Ale casserole recipe

Like I said loads of fun and dad said the best casserole he’s tasted yet. It would also be perfect for batch cooking find out more on Frugal Family

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Beef and Ale casserole with OXO #HerbsandMore
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A super quick and simple recipe for the most delicious beef and ale casserole
Cuisine: English
Serves: 4
  • 3 tbsp seasoned flour
  • 500g diced beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g chopped mushrooms
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150 ml good ale
  • 300g beef stock
  • 1 x Rosemary and Red wine Herbs & More
  1. To make the seasoned flour: Place circa 3 tbsp of plain flour in a pot, add a mixture of herbs and spices and mix. this time I added mustard powder, cayenne pepper, onion salt, black onion seeds, asafoetida, fleur de sel with grilled spices.
  2. Add the beef to the seasoned flour and coat on all sides.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and brown the beef, put to one side.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and fry for 2 minutes, add the onions and fry until softened.
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan. Transfer all to a casserole dish.
  6. Add the stock and the ale. Add the Herbs & More pot to the casserole and stir well.
  7. Cook in a slow cooker on high for 4 hours, on low for 8 hours.
  8. Cook in the oven 160C for about 2 hours

Chicken and vegetable risotto

But that’s not all, the girls took to cooking extremely well so one lunch time we made a Chicken and vegetable risotto with the Lemon and Thyme flavour pot.

chicken and vegetable risotto



Another time we made a delicious lasagna using the Rosemary and red wine pot. It was really tasty.

lasagna with oxo

We’ve been adding them to all our favourite recipes

Fish and Roasted Vegetables with Roast garlic and parsley, Fish Pie with Tarragaon and chive. Cottage Pie

Vegetables will never taste bland again. Take a look at the many recipes on the OXO Herbs & More page

The OXO Herbs & More chefs at work

lasagna kids cooking

The sky’s the limit so have a go yourself. Tonight I’m making a Chicken, Ham and leek pie and I shall  be adding a Lemon and thyme flavour pot to the mix too.

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with BritMums and OXO, I have been compensated for my time. All opinions my own.


  1. November 13, 2014 / 3:35 PM

    Beef and ale casserole sounds amazing. I wish my husband ate red meat! I have bookmarked this page anyway :)

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:06 AM

      I couldn’t live without red meat in my diet! However these flavour pots are great for many more recipes.

  2. November 13, 2014 / 5:36 PM

    This looks lush! Love your printable recipe as well, very handy!

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:06 AM

      Printable recipes are so handy aren’t they? Husband says the best casserole yet and he’s had a few in his time :)

  3. November 13, 2014 / 7:44 PM

    Looks fabulous! We can’t use OXO due to allergies unfortunately – I grew up on it though!

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:07 AM

      Oh that’s a shame :( Mind you, you can always you their flavour combinations as inspiration can’t you?

  4. November 13, 2014 / 8:56 PM

    I shall pin this – they look to have done a great job.

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:08 AM

      Best casserole yet said hubbie and I must admit I was really pleased with the outcome too.

  5. November 13, 2014 / 9:01 PM

    How cute (and BIG) are your girls now. I love that they are cooking. Looks like a great range

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:08 AM

      They love cooking Jen but they do get giggly :)

  6. November 13, 2014 / 9:16 PM

    I love using Oxo products too, it’s great to see your girls cooking with you as it’s a good skill to have for the future. :)

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:09 AM

      I agree, I always helped mum in the kitchen when I was growing up and I’m sure my passion for cooking is partly down to that too, plus it gives you confidence too.

  7. November 13, 2014 / 9:30 PM

    Yum, when can I come over for dinner?! ;) It’s great that you got the girls involved too – it looks like they have done a brilliant job!

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:10 AM

      They loved it and are now always asking to help me which is good but sometimes not so practical. Dinner? Anytime :)

  8. November 13, 2014 / 10:47 PM

    Oh, love the little helpers’ kit and the spoons, they look class! The food looks amazing, congratulations to the kitchen magicians :-)!xx

  9. November 14, 2014 / 9:50 AM

    Oh bless them, so lovely to get kids involved in the kitchen – and it all looks so tasty. I’ve been really impressed by the Oxo pots!

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:10 AM

      Me too Annie, I have used them a lot in all sorts of different ways and love how they flavour up vegetables too.

  10. November 14, 2014 / 10:50 AM

    Oh they are so adorable! I love a good stew, we are veggies but I still often use the packet mixes etc for flavour as many of them are veggie!

    • November 14, 2014 / 11:11 AM

      They were making me laugh in that video, ‘Mummy when I stir it all goes round and round.’ Classic!

  11. November 14, 2014 / 11:50 AM

    Oh I do love seeing children cook! :) Your girls are so lovely, Marianne and I am a BIG fan of beef and ale pie despite never having attempted it at home.

  12. November 14, 2014 / 7:59 PM

    Oooh can you send your lovely girls round to cook me tea too ;-)

  13. November 14, 2014 / 10:36 PM

    Your girls are so sweet what a great job they did and I love your animation at the beginningof your YouTube video, how did you do that? Mich x

  14. November 17, 2014 / 11:02 PM

    I always like a nice beef casserole. Yours sounds delicious and it looks like you all had a lot of cooking up a storm.

  15. November 18, 2014 / 10:41 PM

    Absolutely love the video-what brilliant little chefs they are! Lots of great recipes too.

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