Party Beef Casserole

Party Beef Casserole

3 T. all-purpose flour

1 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

2 lbs. boneless round steak, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 T. cooking oil

1 C. water

1/2 C. beef broth

1 garlic clove, minced

1 T. dried minced onion

1/2 t. dried thyme

1/4 t. dried rosemary, crushed

2 C. sliced fresh mushrooms

2 C. frozen peas, thawed

3 C. mashed potatoes (mashed with milk and butter)

1 T. butter, melted

paprika for garnish (optional)

In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef cubes and shake to coat. In a skillet over medium heat, brown beef in hot oil. Place beef and drippings in a greased shallow 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

To skillet, add water, broth, garlic, onion, thyme and rosemary; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms. Pour over meat. Mix well. Cover and bake in preheated 350°F. oven for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is tender. Sprinkle peas over meat. Spread potatoes evenly over top. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Bake 15-20 minutes more.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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