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 vegetable or two. I prefer herbs because I grow a wide range of herbs in my garden and love the taste of fresh herbs in my cooking.
- 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.