Heartland Beer & Beef Casserole 

Main courseServes 4

This hearty casserole from North Yorkshire based Pennine Brewery uses their award-winning Heartland Beer to create a deliciously rich dinner that’s a real winter warmer! For more recipe inspiration and to buy online visit www.pennine-brewing.co.uk


800g beef brisket, cut into 2 inch chunks

50ml sunflower oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped

2 sticks celery, peeled and chopped

20g plain flour

300ml Heartland Beer from Pennine Brewing Co.

400ml beef stock

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp tomato puree

few sprigs thyme



  1. Heat the sunflower oil in a large, heavy-based casserole dish over a moderate heat. Season the beef, then sear in batches until golden brown in colour all over. Remove from the dish, then add the onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf and thyme sprigs and sweat the vegetables for 6-8 mins, stirring occasionally until just softened.
  2. Sprinkle the beef with the flour to coat, then add back to the dish. Increase the heat and deglaze the dish with the Heartland beer, stirring the base well to loosen any debris.
  3. Pour in the stock and bring the mixture to the boil. Stir in the tomato puree, then cover the dish and reduce to a simmer. Cook gently for 2 hrs, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from the heat after 2 hrs and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Make sure you discard the bay leaf and thyme sprigs before serving.
  5. Serve with creamy mashed potato and a pint of Heartland to wash it all down!