Steak and kidney casserole with mustard toasts
Skill level: Easy peasy
A warming casserole dish that can also be turned into a pie. Delicious and easy to make too.
- 900g (2lb) lean braising or stewing steak, diced
- 225g (8oz) lamb or beef kidney, trimmed and chopped
- 30ml (2tbsp) seasoned flour
- 2-3tbsp (30-45ml) oil
- 225g (8oz) button onions
- 600ml (1pt) beef stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 2tsp cornflour
- 225g (8oz) mushrooms, wiped and halved
- 4 slices French bread
- 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
- Steamed green beans, to serve
This dish can easily be turned into a delicious pie. Just spoon the meat and some of the gravy into a pie dish, top with ready-rolled puff pastry then glaze with beaten egg - pierce the top to allow steam to escape. Bake at 200?dm;C/400?dm;F/gas mark 6 for 25-30 mins until the pastry has risen and is golden. Serve with the rest of the gravy.
- Preheat the oven to 170ºC/325ºF/gas mark 3. Toss the steak and kidney in the seasoned flour. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan and fry the meat, in batches, until browned all over, adding more oil as necessary. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a casserole dish.
- Fry the onions in the frying pan for 5 mins, then stir in the stock and bay leaf. Bring to the boil then pour over the meat. Cover tightly and cook for 1hr 30 mins - 2 hrs until the meat's almost tender.
- Blend the cornflour with 30ml (2tbsp) water and stir into the casserole. Add the mushrooms and return to the oven for 20 mins.
- Spread the slices of French bread with the mustard. Uncover the casserole and sit the rounds of bread on top of the meat. Cook, uncovered, for a further 10 mins until the toasts are crisp. Serve with steamed green beans, if liked.
Cook’s tip: This dish can easily be turned into a delicious pie. Just spoon the meat and some of the gravy into a pie dish, top with ready-rolled puff pastry then glaze with beaten egg - pierce the top to allow steam to escape. Bake at 200ºC/400ºF/gas mark 6 for 25-30 mins until the pastry has risen and is golden. Serve with the rest of the gravy.Per serving: 490 calories
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 490(kcal)
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.