Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

Food Monday ~ Steak & Guinness Casserole

Steak & Guinness Casserole
Serves 4-5

1 or 2 pounds of frying steak
1 tablespoon of Flour
8 slices of bacon
3 ozs butter
5 medium size onions
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 sticks of celery, scrubbed and sliced
3-4 ozs of stringless beans, chopped
6 mushrooms chopped
1 tablespoon of Brown sugar
1 tablespoon of Raisins
1 bottle of Guinness stout (not the ‘draught’ variety)
Some chopped parsley
Glass of red wine (optional)

Put the flour in a food bag and add the diced steak, close the bag and toss to cover the steak with flour.
Melt the butter over a medium heat. Add the steak with the bacon, and brown on all sides. Then place the meat in a casserole dish.
Peel and chop the onions and brown over a medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, beans & mushrooms and cook for five minutes then place in a casserole dish with the meat. Add raisins, brown sugar, and chopped parsley, then pour on the Guinness & wine.
Cover the dish, simmer and cook over a low heat for 2.5 hours. Add water if the gravy mixture starts to thicken excessively.
Serve with boiled or baked potatoes.

I planned to cook this the other day and was stopped in my tracks about half a dozen times. I finally had it ready for the oven quite late in the evening and was suddenly floored by tiredness. Not wanting to stay up late to remove it from the oven. I gave it ten minutes at 200C and then turned the oven right down to 110C and left it in all night. I woke to a warm kitchen and a wonderful aroma.


The aroma had me drooling, so I baked a spud and had a portion for breakfast. Well, breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. Right?