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Beef and sausage Italian casserole

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Try this tasty beef and sausage Italian casserole from my 90 Day SSS Plan. It's packed full of protein and goodness and it's a lovely winter warmer.





25ml olive oil

550g diced onion

170g diced carrot

170g diced celery

5 cloves of crushed garlic

60g all-purpose flour

240g button mushrooms, sliced

1200g boneless stewing beef, trimmed and cut into cubes

320g turkey or chicken sausages (if you cannot get hold of these you can use good quality pork sausages – however this is not the best option)

550g tinned plum tomatoes

380ml low sodium beef stock

50ml water

½ bunch fresh thyme

½ bunch fresh rosemary

1 bay leaf

Handful chopped parsley

Handful chopped oregano 




For stewing beef: Cut the stewing beef into even sized pieces. In a bowl add the flour and season with salt and pepper, throw in the stewing beef and mix until all coated.


Heat a large casserole pot or heavy bottom saucepan on a medium heat. Add half the oil and fry until brown all over. Cook in small batches until all has been cooked and remove from pan and place to one side. 


Cook the sausages in the oven for 10-15 mins. When cool slice into same size chunks as stewing beef.


For sauce: In the same pan you cooked the stewing beef, add the remaining oil along with the carrot, celery and onion and cook for 4-5 mins, then add the chopped garlic.

Grab the thyme, rosemary and bay leaf and tie together with some string and put in the pan.

Add a splash of water and try and get all the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Then add the tinned tomatoes and low salt beef stock. Increase heat and bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer and throw in the stewing beef and sausage into the sauce.

Simmer for 45 mins to an hour until stewing beef is tender and sauce has thickened and reduced.

To serve: In the last 10 mins of cooking add mushrooms and finish with the parsley and oregano.

Tips: Keep vegetables quite chunky so they do not fall apart. Don’t forget to remove the bundle of herbs.





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Joe Wicks is the online nutrition coach inspiring people all over the world to cook with his #Leanin15 video meals on Instagram. He is also transforming the lives of thousands of people with his tailored online nutrition plan, The 90 Day Shift, Shape & Sustain plan.

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