This isn't sophisticated but it will give your family a big warm hug. Make it for two, four or more. I made this for a big family gathering where there were many of husbands family who I'd never met. I served it with lovely buttery mash and these new people now refer to me as 'The chef ' !!! I get the the beef rib trim from a Scottish online butcher but if you ask your local butcher they should be able to get it for you. It looks very unpromising in its raw state but the flavour and tenderness is devine. These amounts are to serve four. Oh, and it freezes very well.
Don't turn your nose up at bought stock and Bisto, try it, its simple and it works!