Beef and mushrooms simmer in a rich beer sauce before going into a hearty, flavourful pie.
A good rich pie flavour. I browned the meat first out of habit and added a stock cube when it was cooking in the beer- so I don't know if that helped? but it sure didnt harm! Also I only used pastry on the top...again because I just did it without checking the recipe! - 31 Mar 2009
Something else. Browned th meat first and added a beef stock cube - 31 Mar 2009