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Much like South Africans, Aussies love their seafood, beef and beer - with the occasional bit of Kangaroo! Check out these delicious ideas for Aussie dining.

Beer stew

Hearty and comforting.

Recipe from: 2/3/1994 12:00:00 AM
Preparation time: +/- 20 min
Cooking time: +/- 1 hr 30 min


  • 1
    beef shin, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Oil
  • 1
    onion, sliced into rings
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250
  • Beef stock, made with a stock cube and 500 ml boiling water
  • 4
    potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 5
    mixed herbs
  • Chopped parsley
Servings: Change Serving


Score the sides of the meat to prevent it from curling while cooking.
Season the meat to taste with salt and black pepper.
Heat a little oil in a flat bottomed black pot and fry the meat till lightly browned on both sides.
Remove from the pot and sauté the onion and garlic in the oil in the pot till soft.
Return the meat to the pot.
Blend a little of the beer with some of the heated beef stock and add to the meat.
Cover the pot, reduce the heat and simmer till the meat is nearly tender.
Add the potatoes halfway through the cooking time and add more beer and meat stock as the pot boils dry.
Simmer till the meat and potatoes are done.
Season with extra salt and pepper if necessary and with the mixed herbs.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley just before serving.

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