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Beef & Ale Hot Pot
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Beef & Ale Hot Pot

By sweetunique (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
A variation of the Lancashire Hotpot recipe
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Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • ½ small swede, cubed
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 lb beef stew meat, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 150 ml beef stock
  • 150 ml brown ale
  • 2 tbsps butter, melted
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 fresh bay leaf

Method

  • STEP 1
    Heat a little oil in frying pan & brown stew meat along with onions & carrots, leek & swede to soften slightly.
  • STEP 2
    add beef stock, worcestershire sauce, all herbs, salt & pepper, tomato puree & ale, stir adding flour to thinken and simmer for 5-10 mins.
  • STEP 3
    Transfer into large casserole oven dish.
  • STEP 4
    Blanch the sliced potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 3-5 mins, drain.
  • STEP 5
    Layer sliced potatoes onto beef casserole mix.
  • STEP 6
    Brush the potatoes with melted butter.
  • STEP 7
    Cover up & bake for 1 hr.
  • STEP 8
    Remove the hot pot from the oven.
  • STEP 9
    Uncover & brush the potatoes again with melted butter.Return to the oven for a further 15mins, uncovered, to brown the potatoes.
  • STEP 10
    Serve garnished with parsley.
  • STEP 11
    Tip; sprinkle grated cheddar on top of the potatoes 5 mins before cooking time is complete....yummy.

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