Italian Casserole With Cannellini Beans

A delicious Italian style beef casserole shared from Australian Beef.



  • 1kg Gravy Beef
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 brown onions chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup Four of Us Pinot Noir
  • 750g fresh ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1½ cup fresh oregano
  • 500g brown mushrooms
  • 1½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 800g tinned cannellini beans
  • Steamed greens, to serve
  • Crusty bread to, serve
  • Shaved parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a heavy based pan, and brown beef evenly in 2-3 batches. Remove and place in a casserole dish.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining oil. Sauté onion and garlic. Slowly add the flour and stir for 1 min.
  4. Add red wine and simmer until reduced by ½. Add tomatoes, bay leaves and oregano.
  5. Stir until combined and add to the casserole.
  6. Place in oven and cook for 2 hrs or until meat is tender. In the last 30 mins add mushrooms, parsley and beans. Adjust seasoning to taste.

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