When clocks take a lazy step backwards and darkness arrives not long after lunch, we seem to require a more ‘meat-heavy’ menu. Here steak wallows in a sea of ale, chestnut mushrooms and sweet carrots for 3 hours before being baked with a sweet celeriac mash. My tip would be to invest in good quality beef and brown the meat over a high heat first, rather than just colouring it as this adds a far superior flavour. Though the most vital is long, slow cooking until the meat falls apart under the fork and you’re left with a spectacularly gelatinous juicy gravy.
This pie will provides a glimpse of warmth during winter months and would be totally delicious as an alternative to a Sunday roast.