Stout beef stew

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Stout Beef Stew
Stout Beef Stew
  • Serves: 6

  • Cooking time:

  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F / gas mark 4). Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a large flameproof casserole dish, then add the onion and fry until softened.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Cooks 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

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • 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.

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