Saturday, 2 October 2010


Within the past couple of weeks I have been given 2 awards, one from the very lovely Kathy

and the other from a very new blog friend fondant kiss.

Many thanks to both of you.
I know there are rules to these but being the rebel (or lazy person) I am instead of conforming and doing what I should and by the rules and passing it on, I thought I would share a recipe and pass on a bit of nourishing goodness. We eat a lot of vegetarian food but recently G was craving a bit of red meat and I knew one that suited the autumnal nip in the air and would go down well.
This is from a Blue Peter cookbook, Guinness Hot Pot.

Cube braising steak and fry over a high heat to brown, then add sliced carrots and a chopped onion. Stir in 1tbsp flour, 1tsp sugar and 1 clove of garlic and cook for 1 minutes. Pour in half a pint of Guinness and half a pint of stock. Season. Put on the lid and simmer for an hour and a half until meat and veg are tender. Serve with mash and lots of veg. Not tried this with the Quorn beef chunks, but if anyone does please let me know if it works.


  1. Oh yes! I have tried a very simiar recipe and it was GORGEOUS! I served it with herby dumplings - a real star! Oh the butter with lovely mash! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  2. Recipe sounds lovely, think my Mister would love it, might make that for him next week.
    In Belgium recently we had thier local speciality stew which is cooked in a similar way in dark belgian beer (10% stuff!!)....and it was delish!

    Hope you are having a fab weekend

  3. That was very similar to the first meal I cooked for Mr Boo and he loved it!
    You know what they say..the way to a man's heart is through his stomach etc ;o)

  4. Guiness in a Blue Peter Cookbook? Is it from the John Noakes days? Not that I'm casting asputions on the lovley Mr Noakes, but alocohol kids and the BBC dont seem to go together! However, th stew sounds just right!!! xxxx

  5. You deserve all the awards you get. I'll have to go with a veggie version of this. x

  6. Many congrats on your well deserved awards!

  7. Sounds great, I'm not really into stews and casseroles but James loves it so i have tried a few lately and actuallt enjoyed them! I am coming to terms that my food fussiness is in my head!!!