It’s starting to get colder now so I’ve been ensuring we have a nice warm home cooked meal in the evenings.
Tonight’s offering was Beef in Guinness – easy to cook, filling and one for Mummy and Daddy to enjoy (it probably would have been fine for the kids as it’s cooked for around 3 hours so the alcohol is reduced but to be honest I wasn’t sharing).
A small pack of diced beef
4 rashers of back bacon
small pack of button mushrooms
1 can of Guinness
2 tablespoons of tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of marmite
1oz Plain flour
Trim the fat off of the meat and cut to the desired size. Put into a food bag with the plain flour and shake so the juices are absorbed. Melt half the butter in a pan and then gently fry the meat until browned – remove this from the pan and put aside.
Add the chopped onions and bacon along with the remaining butter and keep stirring so as not to burn them, when almost cooked add the meat again, then the mushrooms and Guinness and bring to the boil, scraping the bottom of the pan to get all the juices stirred in. Reduce the heat and add the sugar, tomato puree, marmite.
Simmer for 10 minutes then move into a casserole dish and cook in the oven on 140/150 degrees for about 3 hours.
Serve with creamy mashed potato and carrots for a winter friendly meal.
And of course a glass of red works well with this meal!!