A family favorite that my grand mother left before she passed away, this is a Crusty Beef Casserole. The beef in this recipe is good and this is also so tasty. You can prepare this in the parties, this is a great Crusty Beef Casserole that she made. My mother cooks this also because she was taught by my grandmother. This is really delicious and gratifying.
1 kg beef blade or flank steak trimmed of fat, cut into 6 x 4 cm pieces
3 tablespoons plain flour
1½ teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon baking soda
1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1½ tablespoons vinegar
1½ cups tomato juice
½ cup water
French bread, cut in 1 cm slices
25 g soft butter or margarine
1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
1 tablespoon French mixed mustard
Chopped chives, garlic chives or parsley
Place beef in a shallow casserole dish.
Pour the combined sauce ingredients over the meat. Cover tightly.
Bake at 160°C for 2 hours.
Crusty topping: Spread bread with combined butter, garlic, mustard and chives.
Arrange bread, butter side up on meat pushing slices firmly down to soak up juices.
Return uncovered casserole to oven at 200°C for approximately 10 minutes or until bread is crisp and golden.