Over 27,000 5-Star Reviews ★★★★★

Free Standard Delivery Over £50! (Including Weekends)


A popular and easy winter warmer.


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C, Gas 3.
  2. Add diced beef to a bowl along with flour and seasoning.
  3. Mix well to ensure an even covering of flour on meat.
  4. Add oil to a heavy based oven ready pan and brown the meat on a medium/high heat.
  5. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Add diced onion to pan, adding a little more oil if you think you need it.
  7. Cook for approx. 10 mins until beginning to soften.
  8. Add diced garlic and cook for 1-2 mins.
  9. Return meat to pan, add ale and stock and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.
  10. Remove from heat, place lid on tightly and put in oven for 2 to 2 ½ hrs or until meat is tender.
  11. Stir occasionally.
  12. Remove meat from oven and stir in grated cheese.
  13. Check seasoning.
  14. Serve.

Gaynor's Tip: Can easily be made in advance and is even better the day after it is cooked. Serve with mash and fresh vegetables.