Beef Bread Pudding

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a great savoury baked meal with similar ingredients to meatballs - beef and bread crumbs, wine and garlic. It's a great way to use day-old bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g beef mince
    • 3/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) red wine
    • 440g tinned diced tomatoes, drained
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) light cream
    • 8 slices day-old bread, cubed
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) low salt chicken stock
    • 1/4 cup (30g) grated Romano cheese

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Crumble the beef mince into a large frypan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in the red wine, tomatoes, oregano, chilli flakes and sea salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, brown sugar and cream. Place the bread cubes in a 2 litre casserole dish or square baking pan. Pour in the egg mixture and chicken stock then stir in the beef mince mixture. The bread should be saturated. Sprinkle half of the Romano cheese over the top.
    4. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven until the top is golden and the centre is set. Portion into individual bowls and top each one with some of the remaining Romano cheese.

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    I wasn't sure what to expect with this recipe. It is really good, easy, and flavorful. I did use more ground beef than it called for. I used a whole pound because that is what I had defrosted. I think next time I will again use the whole pound. Thanks for a really good recipe.  -  26 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very tasty and incredibly easy! I could incorporate all 4 food groups and my kids had no idea - they just knew they wanted more!  -  18 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is a really great idea and a bit of a retake on something my mom used to make which was savoury bread and butter pudding, but this is better because everything is nice and moist. I cheated a lot and used a packet of pre-cooked spaghetti mince which I make in huge quantities and keep in the freezer for quick dinners, but which has all the ingredients required for the mince in this recipe anyway. I chopped some extra fresh tomatoes and threw those in to up the veggie content. I used leftover hotdog rolls, cubed. I also used 4 eggs, milk and no stock. I then microwaved it, covered, for about 6 mins. Added grated cheese and then 2 mins more. Fab idea!  -  13 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)