Bev's Happy Owls

Beef & Beer Casserole

Serves 4, 4 Smart Points (5 ProPoints) per portion
Low fat cooking spray
400g lean stewing steak, cubed (12pp)
2 finely chopped onions
2 tbsp plain flour (4pp)
2 finely chopped carrots
200g chopped mushrooms
300ml beef stock (made using 1½ oxo cube)
150ml beer (2pp)
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to Gas mark2/150 oC. Heat a non-stick flameproof casserole & spray with low fat cooking spray.
Season and fry the beef on a high heat then add onions & stir-fry for another 5 minutes.
Add the flour and stir to coat the meat.
Add carrots, mushrooms and seasoning and stir-fry together for a minute or two, don’t let the flour burn.
Pour over the stock and beer and stir, mix together.
Cover and place in oven for 1 hour, stir occasionally. If stew dries out, add a little more stock or water.
Serve with Roasted butternut squash to make it a really filling meal.