Monday, November 14, 2011

Sherried Beef

A delicious dinner...quickly prepared...makes for a very relaxed evening

The dish I'm sharing with you today is one I've been making for a very long time. It was a family favorite when my kids were growing up...for everyone that is, except my older son. He absolutely hated it. He hated the smell...he hated the beef...he hated the mushrooms, he just hated it! At first, I thought of it as a food fad and figured he would eventually out grow it.  However, it became very evident that he was never going to eat Sherried Beef. When he would walk in the door after school and say "Are we having Sherried Beef?" "I'm not eating!".
Even though my son never developed a taste for this dish, it still remains a family favorite. It happens to be one of those easy to prepare dishes that looked like you spent hours preparing. One of the reasons for the quick prep is that it uses Campbell's Soup. Don't leave yet...give it a chance! The soup makes the gravy that the beef cooks in. This recipe may not be gourmet, but no one has to know.  Everyone I have ever served this to has loved it and asked for the recipe...except of course, my son!

beef chuck

Oh No!! Campbell's soup and onion soup saves a lot of time and makes a delicious gravy!

Soups mixed with sherry and mushrooms

Add beef

Cover well and bake

Bon Appetit!

This is really delicious---Carrots from my garden

Sherried Beef

3 lbs.  beef chuck, cubed
1 can cream of mushroom soup (low sodium)
1 can golden mushroom soup (low sodium)
3/4 cup sherry (may use 1 Cup)
1/2 package dry onion soup mix
6 to 8 oz. sliced mushrooms

1. Cut Meat into 1 inch cubes.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large casserole dish.
3. Cover and Bake@ 325 degrees for 3 hours. (I bake it @350 
    for about an hour and a half.)
5. Serve over cooked rice or noodles.


  1. This looks tasty! I love the beef and noodles combo.

  2. I love that your son hated it, you made it anyways and he didn't HAVE to "enjoy" it with you. Very different than my house growing up! You rock sista!

  3. I also love that you cooked it even though everyone was not a fan ... same happens here. There's no way I can please everyone for every meal! :) I love mushrooms, but I'd LOVE to come try some of those carrots!!

  4. So funny about your son. Mine also has some suspicious dislikes that I presume might always be dislikes - salmon! I adore sherry. I could sip on it any day. I also love beef so I wish I could make this dish magically appear on our table tonight. It's almost dinner time!

  5. I was given this recipe at my bridal shower...over 25 years ago. And I've made it numerous times as well. I get all the mushrooms :) My kids all have their least favorite dish...too bad they are all different! Then there's my hubby...but you know about him :) I'm going to have to make this again this winter. Thanks for the inspiration, Kathy!

  6. Kathy-such a comforting and delicious dish. I used to make quite a few casserole dishes with Campbell's soup. In fact, I used to own a Campbell's cookbook.
    You're so right, so easy, just put all the ingredients together, cover, and bake...couldn't be more perfect, with those yummy carrots from your garden!

  7. Golden mushroom soup makes the best gravy! This brings back so many memories of my mom making gravy with campbell's soup for a similar beef recipe that she served over noddles or mashed potatoes. I haven't made her recipe in so long. Your dish sounds wonderful and a perfect comfort dinner! I am adding some golden mushroom soup to my grocery list so I can make this. Thanks for sharing it with us, Kathy.

  8. This meal excites me more than the lamb meal meant for today's post. I'm behind and did the soup, but I'm still thinking about the lamb...might sub beef.

  9. Kathy you got such great shots of the finished meal. I have trouble making meat look good! I keep sherry right by my stove, I love it so much, and thanks to my mom's cooking, I'm a beef lover as well. I've got to try this.

  10. Kathy, that is one gorgeous plate of food. I love your beef recipe and the ease with which the dish can be made. My family, too, would love the dish. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  11. That looks great! Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best!