Carbonade of Beef
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4.
Fry stewing steak and prepared vegetables in the oil in a pan until the meat is browned and vegetables are beginning to soften. Transfer to a casserole dish. Stir in packet contents, beer and water until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cover and cook for 2 hours or until the meat is tender.
Meanwhile cover the slices of French bread with cheese and Paprika.
Float the bread slices on top of the casserole at the end of the cooking time. Return dish to the oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling over the bread. Serve immediately with green vegetables and creamed potatoes.
The casserole may be stored without the bread topping for up to 2 days in a refrigerator or for up to 2 months in a freezer.