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Sunday Supper: Beef, Onion and Porter Stew

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

When it comes to stews there are those who like them full of many ingredients, and those who do not. And to me, when it's cold outside and the weather is calling for comfort food like a good beef stew, the simpler the better. Now that doesn't mean this stew is dull; to me, picking out just the right porter to suit the stew is part of the fun. And because there are so few ingredients the porter plays an important role. I recommend the Berkshire Brewing Company Coffeehouse Porter, but use your own favorite. As always, it's best to cook with a beer you're also excited about drinking.

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