Portion into several oven proof bowls and top with puff pastry to make awesome individual pot pies!
Add 2 tablespoons of cornflour mixed with a little water and stir through for the last 5 mins of cooking for a thicker gravy.
This recipe was called beef and beer casserole when I were young. You can use any beer instead of stout so long as you use a tall'y (Aussie) or a normal bottle of beer (NZ) just don't add the water. Also any veggie that you would chuck into a stew will be great. This is an easy but very tasty dish. Nice to see old recipe's being enjoyed today. - 19 Jun 2011