Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Casserole in under 15mins

I love getting stuff for free and I love a little challenge ... sorry the promotion has finished.
I took the Nuffnang Leggos Italian Beef Casserole Simmer sauce challenge to try and make a casserole for 2 in under 15mins.
Ingredients (serves 2 +)
  • 1 Leggo's Italian Beef Casserole Simmer Sauce
  • 300gms (450gms or so used here less fat trimming) diced veal (mine was already diced)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • choice of steamed vegetables
  • Side of 'potatoes'
  • Crusty loaf of bread
  1. Start your timer!
  2. Slice or Dice the onion.
  3. Meanwhile peel & juliene carrots/chop off a wedge of cauliflower/broccoli into florets & add frozen beans to a waiting steamer.
  4. Cook the onions until they begin to soften.
  5. Add the diced veal and cook 2-3 minutes until meat is browned evenly.
  6. Place bread in oven to warm (my oven was going)
  7. Add the Leggo's sauce then simmer until it is just the way you like it cooked.Mine was ready in well under 8 mins.
  8. Stop the timer !
  9. Enjoy !
I served my Italian Veal Casserole with steamed vegetables and bite sized roasted, diced potato bits seasoned with rosemary and garlic (admittedly this added about an extra 14mins but we already had mash the night before - mash takes about 10 mins) The casserole served my husband & I and my three year olds.
  • There was also enough sauce to simmer on the side some extra gourmet sausages I had for the teen and his unexpected dinner guest (girlfriend). My asssistant cooked the 'snags'.
  • The tomatoey sauce (81% tomatoes) is just right for the palate not too strong and with no artifical preservatives, colours or flavours it's a winner. The sauce only has .5gm saturated fat per 100gm.
  • Remember not to let the 'chefs' dry out while cooking.

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