• 900g lean Irish beef fillet, cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 6 small onions, quartered
  • 2 celery sticks, cut into 2½ cm pieces.
  • 6 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
  • A small handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 125ml Guinness
  • 800ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp beef gravy granules
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C Fan/Gas 3.
  2. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned on all sides. Next, add the vegetables, Guinness, stock, and gravy granules. Season well and add the bay leaf. Bring to the boil. Transfer to a medium casserole dish and cover. Cook in the oven for 1½-2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  3. Remove from the oven and sprinkle over the chopped parsley before serving.