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Beef Chorizo Casserole with Cauliflower Mash

The benefit of slow cooking means that you can use cheaper cuts of meat which still retain a wonderful flavour when cooked this way. Served with simple cauliflower mash, this is a warming meal to look forward to on those cooler days.

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Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
2 - 2 1/2 hours


500 g beef stewing steak, cut into 2cm pieces
2 Tbsp seasoned flour
2 chorizo sausages, sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 parsnip, peeled and sliced
420 g can Wattie's Condensed Minestrone Soup
1 cup wine or stock
1/2 cauliflower, cut into florets
450 g bag Wattie's Frozen Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Beef Chorizo Casserole with Cauliflower Mash
Beef Chorizo Casserole with Cauliflower Mash


1. Preheat oven to 160°C.

2. Toss beef in flour seasoned with pepper. Heat a dash of oil in flame-proof casserole dish and brown meat in batches. Set aside.

3. Add chorizo, onion and celery to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Return the meat to pan and add parsnip, Wattie’s Condensed Minestrone Soup and wine.

4. Cover and place in oven for 2 - 2 1⁄2 hours or until beef is tender.

5. Make cauliflower mash by boiling or steaming cauliflower until cooked, then mash. Cook Wattie’s Frozen Homestyle Mashed Potatoes in microwave according to the directions on the packet. Stir through the mashed cauliflower and serve with the casserole.

Crockpot / Slow Cooker instructions:

Place the ingredients from Step 2 and 3 with only 1⁄2 cup wine into a slow cooker, cover and cook on LOW for approx 8 hours (refer to your user manual). Serve as above.

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