8 3 hours
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Braised Beef with Beans and Guinness


  • 1.35-1.6 kg Beef cheek,veal Osso bucco, oxtail
  • 350g mushrooms1/4rd
  • 570 ml beef stock
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 x 440 ml can Guinness
  • 225 g SPC baked beans
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 rounded tablespoon plain flour, seasoned
  • 2 large onions, halved and thickly sliced
  • 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 good sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan coat meat in lightly in seasoned flour and fry in hot fat on all sides until they are a nutty brown colour.
  2. Transfer to an oven tray
  3. Add the rest of the oil add onions and fry these for about 5 min
  4. Drain the beans add to the meat with garlic cloves, sprigs of thyme , mushrooms, stock, Guinness and bay leaves and black pepper.
  5. Cover with a lid place in the oven for 2½ hours.
  6. Season with salt before serving with a lightly cooked green vegetable.
Braised Beef with Beans and Guinness

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