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Ale and Beef Stew Recipe

Minimal fuss for maximum flavour.
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3 hrs 30 mins


Serves 4-6

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You will need

  • 3 bay leaves
  • 500g quality diced beef
  • 500ml St Andrew's Ale (or similar)
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 200g chopped tomatoes
  • Maldon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Step 1 : Preheat the oven

    Preheat the oven to 170C.

  • Step 2 : Prepare your ingredients

    Heat a casserole on a medium heat and add the oil. Add celery, onions and carrots and cook gently for 10 mins. Add the meat and flour and stir. Pour in the ale and tomatoes. Stir well and season with a little salt and plenty of pepper.

  • Step 3 : Place in oven

    Bring to the boil, put the lid on and place in the oven for 3 hours. Check half way to make sure it’s not drying out. Add a little ale or beef stock if it is.

  • Step 4 : To serve

    When cooked the meat should be completely tender. Remove the bay leaves to serve. Serve with spinach and potatoes.