French Beef Casserole Recipe

French Beef Casserole picture


Preparation Time8 Hr 0 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In8 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Round steak4 Pound, fat removed (2 Kilogram)
 Veal knuckle2 , cut in to chunks
 Bacon fat4 Ounce (125 Grams)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), slivered
 Dry red wine125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
 Onions4 , sliced
 Baby carrots12
 Dried mixed herbs1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf1
 Whole peppercorns12
 Grated orange rind1 Teaspoon
 Tomatoes2 Large, sliced
 Butter/Table margarine2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1779 Calories from Fat 924

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g158.5%

Saturated Fat 43.2 g215.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 627.6 mg209.2%

Sodium 744.2 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.2%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 177 g354.1%

Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 27.8%

Calcium 20.1% Iron 18.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Cut incisions all over the piece of beef and push into these bacon fat and garlic slivers. Tie with string, rub with salt and pepper.
2. Melt some bacon fat, butter or good beef dripping in a heavy casserole with a very well-fitting lid. Brown the meat and pour off excess fat and swill dish gently with a little red wine to take up the meat flavor.
3. Replace meat in the casserole and surround with pieces of veal knuckle, cover with sliced onion, carrots.
4. Season with salt and pepper if needed and add the other seasonings, orange rind and sliced tomatoes. .
5. Cover all the ingredients with half wine and half water and tightly seal the casserole. Perhaps some aluminum foil would help.
6. Cook either very slowly on top of the stove or place on the low shelf of the oven and cook for 7 or 8 hours at 300°F (150°C).
7. Cool then chill in refrigerator until beef sets in the jelly.