Today we're making my slow cooked steak Diane Casserole a great make a head meal .
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This steak Diane Casserole is a slow cooked version of a classic steak .
I've made it from anywhere from 4 to 14 people , and it is always popular .
I've got the oven preheating to 160 C or 320 F , and we're gonna start by heating two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large casserole pan .
I've got 1.5 kg or three and a third pounds of braising or casserole beef that's been chopped into chunks .
I'm gonna coat the beef with three tablespoons of plain all-purpose flour and half a teaspoon each of salt and pepper .
Add the beef to the casserole pan over a medium to high heat and cook for 6 to 8 minutes , turning regularly until brown all over .
Once the meat is brown , turn the heat down to medium and add a diced onion .
Continue to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes .
Stir in regularly until the onion starts to soften .
Stir in four minced cloves of garlic and two tablespoons of tomato puree or tomato paste and cook for a further minute .
Next in goes four tablespoons of brandy or whiskey , a tablespoon of Worcester sauce , a litre or four and a quarter cups of beef stock and 300 grammes , or 10.5 ounces of thickly sliced chestnut mushrooms .
Or you can use button chestnut mushrooms and just slice them in half .
Stir it together , making sure that you scrape off any bits that might have stuck to the bottom of the pan because that's where all the flavour is , and then we want to bring it to the boil , then place the lid on the pan and move to the oven to cook for three hours .
Three hours should be enough to ensure the beef is lovely and tender .
If you prefer to cook it in a slow cooker , you can transfer to the slow cooker at this point and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours .
If you're cooking it in the oven , then be sure to check on it a few times during the last hour of cooking .
Just to make sure it's not running dry .
If it is looking like it's looking a little bit dry , just add a good splash of stock or boiling water after three hours .
Once the meat is tender , remove the pan from the oven .
Stir in 100 and 20 mil or half a cup of double or heavy cream , then topped with freshly chopped parsley and a sprinkling of black pepper .
And there we go .
That's my steak .
Diane Casserole meltingly tender beef in a creamy diane sauce .
Serve it up with green veg and mashed potato , and it makes a fantastic feast to feed a crowd .