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Beef and Guinness Casserole

30ml olive oil

900g stewing beef

1 onion chopped

2 leek slices

2 carrots sliced

2 celery sticks sliced

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

300ml beef stock

150ml Guinness

50g butter

75g bacon, trimmed and diced

115g mushrooms diced

50g small onions left whole

25g plain flour

salt and ground black pepper


  • heat the oil in a pan and brown the meat. Transfer to a casserole. Sauté the veg for 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Add the veg to the meat and add the garlic. Add the stock and the Guinness. Season. Cover the casserole and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 1 ½ hours.
  • Remove the meat from the casserole and strain the cooking liquid and reserve. Discard the veg.
  • Clean the casserole and sauté the bacon, mushrooms and shallots or onions in the butter for 5-10 minutes. When the veg are tender sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, over a low heat for 2-3 minutes then slowly blend in the reserved cooking liquid. Return the meat to the casserole and reheat. Serve with mashed potatoes.