Easy Beef and Ale Stew

I like Beef and I like Ale, so what better way to enjoy them both by combining them together in a hearty stew? 

For this recipe, I used Hobgoblin beer, a ruby beer made by the Wychwood Brewery. I particularly like this ale due to its chocolaty, toffee taste and smell. This ale is 5.2% and comes in 500ml bottles at £1.25 each from Aldi. 

All of my ingredients for this recipe were sourced at Aldi since it has the most competitive prices with zero compromises on the quality of the goods.

So, how do you make this? Well, I will show you....

  • Cooking oil
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 1kg of stewing beef steak
  • 3 carrots, chopped into circles or batons
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 1 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Purée
  • 100ml of water
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sticks of rosemary
  • 500ml of Hobgoblin beer
What to do

1) In a bowl mix the beef with 1 tablespoon of oil, making sure to cover the meat well with the oil. Meanwhile, mix the flour with the salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Chuck the flour mix over the beef and stir well to ensure it's covered.

2) Using a medium sized pot, heat 1 table spoon of oil on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, stir until they brown. Next, add the beef to the pot and stir until it's browned too. Once the beef is nicely browned you can add the tomato purée and 100ml of water. Reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes. 

3) Add half of the Hobgoblin beer into the pot and allow it to boil. Give the stew a good mix to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom. Add the remaining beer, the carrots and rosemary. Cover the pot and allow it to cook for 3 and a half hours while checking occasionally. 

4) After the long wait, serve up with mashed potatoes and enjoy!

If you enjoy beef and ale then why not give this a go? 

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  1. Oh this actually looks like a recipe I could do without messing it up! I love beef stew and have bought those hobgoblin beers from Aldi before

  2. This sounds like a great recipe to make my husband, he looks beef stews. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. My partner loves Hobgoblin so I'm sure this would be a big hit so long as I switched out the beef for Quorn!

  4. This sounds so yummy. We love beef stew and I am yet to master it. I will have to test this out at some point. May need to go to the store and get some beef!

  5. This sounds so yummy. I know what I'll be getting from ALDI when my baby is born!

  6. This looks so tasty, and the beer sounds delicious too!

  7. This looks so tasty! What a great recipe - I think even I could have a go at this. I have seen the beer before. Kaz

  8. This sounds delicious! I agree that Aldi is amazing for their meat products at the moment!

  9. Thanks for the comments guys, the stew really hits the spot!

  10. I've not had a stew in the longest time, this recipe sounds lovely xx

  11. I do love a stew, but only in winter or if we are having a cold rainy summer day

  12. This actually sounds like something even I couldn't screw up! I've bookmarked it to make my husband when I have the use of both arms back haha! x


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