Jackie's Beef in Beer

    14 hours 30 min

    This recipe is the result of various experiments to produce the best winter warming casserole!


    Berkshire, England, UK
    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g stewing steak, cubed
    • 1 can beer (bitter)
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 leek, chopped
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 beef stock cube
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:14hr30min 

    1. Cut stewing steak into small cubes and marinate overnight in beer.
    2. Fry onion, leek and carrot in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until brown. Place in slow cooker.
    3. Drain steak from beer (keep beer) and toss in flour. Fry steak in small batches over high heat until brown on all sides. Place in slow cooker.
    4. In same pan as meat fried in, pour all the beer marinade and de-glaze the pan. Pour into slow cooker. Add water if necessary to cover ingredients.
    5. Add crumbled stock cube, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Stir all ingredients in slow cooker.
    6. Cook on low for at least 6 hours, or cook in oven 150 C / Gas 2 for at least 4 hours or until meat is cooked and tender.


    Check seasoning before serving. Add dumplings in last 20 minutes of cooking if liked.

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    I used a well known Sth Australian Dark Ale to marinade and wholemeal flour to dredge it in before frying and added 2 tsp of mixed herbs for the last hour.Also added some German dumplings.Very tasty!  -  29 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Great recipe and every one loved it  -  31 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Used different ingredients. I used a small marinated blade roast (prepacked crivac)cut into small cubes this worked a treat and the meat was as tender as anything i have eaten, still marinated in beer as per recipe , just adds to the flavour base (GREAT)  -  31 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)