Stout beef stew
Skill level: Easy peasy
This comfort food dish is easy to make - sit back while it cooks. Serve with a scoop of mashed potato mixed with mustard.
- 2tbsp light olive oil
- 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 1.5kg (3lb) stewing steak, trimmed of any visible fat and cut into chunks
- 2 bay leaves
- 450g (1lb) carrots, peeled and chopped
- 600ml (1 pint) beef stock
- 440ml can Guinness
- 2 tsp English mustard
For a more hearty stew add some cubed potato along with the carrots. Suitable for freezing
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F / gas mark 4). Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a large flameproof casserole dish, then add the onion and fry until softened.
- Put the flour onto a plate and season to taste. Add the steak and coat with the flour then add the floured steak chunks to the casserole and fry until browned all over.
- Add the bay leaves, carrots, stock and Guinness and stir. Cover and place in the oven then cook for 1 hr. Then, remove the lid and cook for a further 30 mins. Season to taste and stir the mustard into the stew. Serve piping hot with mashed potatoes and peas.
Cook’s tip: For a more hearty stew add some cubed potato along with the carrots. Suitable for freezingPer serving: 444 calories; 13 fat (4.3g saturated)This recipe is from the new Hearty and Healthy Dairy Cookbook, £9.25 plus £2 P&P. To order your copy or the new 2008 Dairy Diary and Gift Pack, please call 01536 762922, speak to your local milkman or visit the website www.dairydiary.co.uk
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 444(kcal)
- Fat 13.0g
- Saturates 4.3g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.