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Beef in Beer

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Serves 1 - 4 Portions

This is a very simple dish to prepair and tastes delicious with chips or mashed potatoes and veg. Its also a cheap cut of meat.

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  • 900g(2lb) Stewing steak.
  • 400ml stout or best bitter
  • 2/3 medium onions.
  • 15g butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 bay leaf


    1. pre-heat the oven to 180c, 350F, gas mark 4. Cut the steak into large cubes (leave all fat as this will melt in cooking). and slice onions.
    2. Heat the butter and oil in a large casserole and cook the meat over a high heat for 10 minutes until browned and sealed.
    3. Remove steak and add onions, fry onions until they are transparent and then add the flour stiring allowing the flour to absorb the fat.
    4. return the meat to the casserole dish and add the beer, mustard, and bay leaf. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 1/2 hours or until tender and sauce has reduced and thickened. You can leave this in the oven for longer if you wish, or cook the day before and reheat.
    5. you can add a teaspoon of suger at step four if the beer you are using is quite bitter.

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vickymoxham's picture
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Dead easy and dead tasty!!!

feefeescotty's picture
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Nice and tasty made the night before for the day after, my boys loved it asked for seconds