Jackie's Beef in Beer

Jackie's Beef in Beer


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

jackie2262 Berkshire, England, UK

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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