Diet Beef Casserole

Diet Beef Casserole has long been one of my personal favorite meals whether I am dieting or not.It has a very special taste that can be enhanced by adding a few different herbs or maybe an extra vegeatable or two.I prefer herbs because I grow a wide range of herbs in my garden and love the tatse of fresh herbs in my cooking. Submitted by David McCarthy, Australia


  • 1 lb (450 grams) lean braising steak, cut into strips with fat trimmed
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 12 oz (300g) swede
  • 4 oz (110 grams) pearl barley
  • 1-1/2 half pints (900ml) beef stock
  • pinch of salt


Pre-heat the oven to 325F, Gas Mark 3, 170C.

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil

Skim off the excess fat from the top, then stir and put in a casserole.

Cover and cook in the oven for one and a half to two hours.

Serve with a baked potato or boiled (or steamed) Basmati rice and green beans.


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