Nebraska, known as the Cornhusker State, is abundant in fertile farmlands and is famous for its agriculture. In this recipe, we bring together tender beef, sweet corn, and a medley of flavors to create a comforting casserole that pays homage to the state’s agricultural heritage. Join us as we guide you through the simple steps to prepare this comforting dish that will warm your soul and satisfy your taste buds.
- 1.5 lbs beef stew meat, cubed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cups frozen corn kernels
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Fresh parsley, for garnish
- Place the beef stew meat, chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped green bell pepper, frozen corn kernels, diced tomatoes (with their juices), beef broth, dried thyme, and paprika into a slow cooker.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours, until the beef is tender and the flavors meld together.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Transfer the cooked beef and corn mixture from the slow cooker to a casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
- Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of freshness and color.
- Serve the Slow Cooker Beef and Corn Casserole hot, savoring the comforting flavors that capture the essence of Nebraska’s rich agricultural heritage.