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Ale Brisket      HT    MC  250mins


Serves 6-8    Hot  Beef  Casserole  Main Course  Dairy Free  Eggless



1 x  1.8kg/4lb Beef Brisket, trimmed of fat
Salt and Black Pepper
1 large Onion, sliced
360ml/12fl.oz. Ale (Beer, Stout, Guinness)
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Beef Stock Cube
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1 Bay Leaf

1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
2 tbsp Cornflour
2 tbsp Water




1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4.

2. Season the beef brisket all over with salt and black pepper then place in an oven proof casserole dish and cover  with onion slices.


3. In a medium bowl, mix together the beer, brown sugar, crumbles stock cube,  garlic, bay leaf and thyme then pour over the roast.


4. Cover with a lid or aluminium foil  and bake for 4 hours.


5. At the end of the cooking time, remove the meat from the casserole and pour the juices into a saucepan.


6. Return the meat to the casserole and keep warm in the oven while you mix together the cornflour and water. Stir the cornflour mixture into the juices in the saucepan and heat, stirring, until thickened.


To serve - slice the meat and serve with the thickened gravy.



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