Beef in beer variations: For beef in red wine, use 12 whole shallots or baby onions in place of the onion, carrots and parsnips, and a full-bodied red wine instead of the stout. Omit the vinegar, mustard and sugar and add 1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly instead.
Per serving: 714 calories, 43 g protein, 33 g total fat, 7 g saturated fat, 71 mg cholesterol, 53 g total carbohydrate, 10 g sugars, 6 g fibre, 840 mg sodium
A casserole such as this makes a particularly healthy meal. Water-soluble vitamins—C and B complex—and minerals that seep from the food during the cooking process are usually thrown away with the cooking water. In casseroles, more of the nutrients are retained in the gravy.