Party Beef Casserole

3 T. 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 or green beans, thawed
3 c. mashed potatoes (mashed with milk & butter)
1 T. butter or margarine, melted

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 oil. Place beef and drippings in a greased shallow 2-1/2 qt. 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 at 350 for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until beef is tender. Sprinkle peas/beans over meat. Spread potatoes evenly over top. Brush with butter; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 15-20 minutes more.
Yield: 6-8 servings

Michelle, 2003

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