Casserole is a favoured meal by man due to its simplicity in terms of actually making the dish and also for the fact that it can be prepared and cooked in a relatively short space of time. However, there are many different variations that you can mix together in order to make your dish and these further add to the popularity of having casserole as a meal.
A form of casserole dish that is still as immensely popular now as it was 30 years ago is shepherd’s pie and this involves mixing stewed beef with gravy and various vegetables such as carrots and potatoes to create a meal eaten down the years. Generally this type of dish is reserved for the cold winter months and can be a godsend at dinner time during the likes of November, December and January. Indeed, you do not even have to have beef as your main ingredient when it comes to making casserole and chicken is another popular item to use in the making of this dish. Combined with onions, carrots, cider and apples you can make a rather different but tasty casserole that is perhaps more suited to the warmer months and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
In fact, the beauty of casseroles is that they are very adaptable in terms of what actually goes into them. You could even try and spice up the dish itself and add some peppers or even a small amount of chilli’s to give it that extra spice to the taste. You can also use a variety of meats and main ingredients and the two mentioned here is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what you can use and venison, sausage and even vegetarian options are all available in this highly flexibly but popular main meal.