Beef in ale casserole

beef in ale casserole

Beef and ale go brilliantly well together, and on a cold, dark winter night you’d be hard-pressed to beat a dish as hearty and delicious as a good old beef in ale casserole!

One of the great things about a beef in ale casserole, apart from being delicious anyway, is that the flavour of the finished dish really does depend upon the type of beer you use.

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Classic boeuf bourguignon

Boeuf bourguignon originates from the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of eastern France, and would traditionally be made with a Burgundy wine. Any good Pinot noir will do though if you can’t source a good French Burgundy. This classic French stew is perfect for cold, blustery winter days. It is hearty and …

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Red wine jus

Bottle of red wine

Red wine jus. It’s a lot easier to make than you might think! This delicious, rich sauce is excellent with game and fowl (pan-roasted duck breast is a particular favourite of mine) and can even be used instead of gravy to make that old favourite, sausage and mash, more exciting.

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Thai Green Pork Belly Curry

Thai green curry pork belly

Thai Green Curry is one of my favourite Thai dishes, despite being fairly easy to cook. Everybody has a different version, but this simple pork belly green curry recipe works for me. Although Thai curries are traditionally served with jasmine rice, I like it with plain, steamed Basmati or wild …

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