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Beef in Ale

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Serves 4

An easy yummy beef stew recipe

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Ingredients

  • • 3 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • • 500g diced stewing beef
  • • 500ml ale, Guinness or stout
  • • 2 sticks of celery
  • • 2 medium onions
  • • 2 carrots
  • • olive oil
  • • 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
  • • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

    1. If using the oven to cook your stew, preheat it to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4 •
    2. Trim the ends off your celery and roughly chop the sticks • Peel and roughly chop the onions • Peel the carrots, slice lengthways and roughly chop •
    3. Put a casserole pan on a medium heat • Put all the vegetables and the bay leaves into the pan with 2 lugs of olive oil and fry for 10 minutes •
    4. Add your meat and flour • Pour in the booze and tinned tomatoes • Give it a good stir, then season with a teaspoon of sea salt (less if using table salt) and a few grinds of pepper •
    5. Bring to the boil, put the lid on and either simmer slowly on your hob or cook in an oven for 3 hours • Remove the lid for the final half hour of simmering or cooking •
    6. When done, your meat should be tender and delicious • Remember to remove the bay leaves before serving, and taste it to see if it needs a bit more salt and pepper •

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