- 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.