2T oil
2T butter
2 latge onions, sliced
1kg stewing steak, chuck, brisket, neck steaks, or short rib diced 5cm
1T seasoned plain flour
4 carrots, diced
2 sticks celery diced
1 bottle/tin Guinness
500ml beef or vegetable stock
1T tomato purée
2t French mustard
bouquet garni (1 sprig each of rosemary, thyme, parsley, plus 2 bay leaves, tied together with fine string)
2t brown sugar
100g pitted prunes
salt and pepper
handful of fresh parsley, chopped

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large casserole dish, add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until browned.
  2. Toss the steak to coat in the seasoned flour. Add the steak to the browned onions and brown all over.
  3. Add the carrots and celery, then gradually stir in the Guinness, stock, purée, mustard, bouquet garni, and sugar. Season to taste. Bring to the boil, stir well, then cover tightly with a lid and simmer gently for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the prunes and simmer for a further ½-1 hour until the meat is tender. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Serves 6.

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