Mum's beef in ale in the oven

Mum's beef in ale in the oven


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About this recipe: My all time favourite main, my mum cooks this whenever I come home now. Simple, no hassle, full flavour. A quicker (though still not quick) version.

TLR Cheshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 handful button mushrooms, halved
  • 450g (1lb) stewing beef
  • gravy granules
  • 1 can ale (Guinness® works brilliantly)

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Place veg into casserole dish. Add beef to casserole dish.
  3. Make gravy to desired consistency by adding granules to ale and making to a pint with boiling water.
  4. Add gravy to casserole dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 hours.
  6. If gravy is a bit thin, add some more gravy granules.

Serving suggestion

Works great with any style of potato (especially mash). Any veg can be removed from the list, I only ever cook this recipe with onions, but I'm a fussy eater, also the thickness of the chopping is down to personal preference.

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