Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...
Logout / Welcome

Beef and ale stew


Hearty and filling

Google Ads
Rate this recipe 2.5/5 (185 Votes)
Beef and ale stew 3 Pictures


  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • ½ swede
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 450g stewing beef
  • 250ml of ale
  • Beef stock
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried allspice
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • salt and pepper to taste


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 240mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Roughly chop the onion and fry it in 1 tsp of vegetable oil or in spray oil.

Step 2

Chop the stewing beef into 1 inch chunks and coat it in the flour, allspice, rosemary,sage, and thyme. (It is easy to do this by putting all the dry ingredients into a freezer bag with the beef, seal the bag and shake.

Step 3

Place the coated meat into the pot with the onions and fry until the meat is sealed and starting to turn brown.

Step 4

Deglaze the pot by pouring the ale into the pot and allowing it to boil for a few seconds. Reduce the temperature to a low simmer.

Step 5

Peel and chop the carrots, parsnip and swede into 1 inch pieces and add to the pot. Stir to mix.

Step 6

Add Beef stock until it covers the vegetables.

Step 7

Quarter the mushrooms and add.

Step 8

Add the bay leaves.

Step 9

Place the lid on the pot and place in the oven at 150°C and cook for 4 hours.

Step 10

Check the stew and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ensure your pot is suitable to be used on the hob and in the oven. I use a cast iron casserole pot.

Like these recipes? Then you'll love

Chef Tips and Tricks

How to trim and tie a roast

In this video, we show you the best way to trim and tie a roast, all by yourself! You don't need the butcher or supermarket to do it for you when it's so easy to do it at home. 

Leave a comment about this recipe

Beef and Ale Stew Beef and Ale Stew