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Welsh Beef with Ale and Croutons (Serves 4)



500g minced Welsh beef

1 onion (chopped)

1 clove Garlic (crushed)

2 carrots (chopped)

100g peas

1 tin of tomatoes

1 pint beef stock

1 can of Brains Welsh Stout

2 teaspoons of gravy powder

4 thick slices of bread

2 tablespoons olive oil

50g grated parmesan cheese


Cook the mince in a heavy pan over a high heat for about 5 minutes to colour it. Add the onions, garlic and carrots and fry for a few minutes longer. Add the peas stock and Beer and cook for around 20 minutes on a very low simmer. Thicken sauce with the gravy powder.

Take 4 slices of thick bread (slightly stale is best) and dice or tear into pieces place these into a lightly oiled roasting tray and cook in a moderate oven, sprinkle them with grated parmesan after 5 minutes and continue browning