- Pre-heat oven to Gas 4, 180ºC, 350ºF.
- Warm some oil in a large ovenproof casserole pot, add the beef, onion and garlic then sizzle until brown.
- Now place all the ingredients into the pot – everything except the ingredients for the cobbler of course. Stir well and then place the covered pot in the oven for about 1½ hours.
- Now it’s time to make the cobbler. Place the flour, salt, margarine and onion seeds into a bowl and rub the margarine into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs – add the milk and mix until it binds together.
- Now for the fun bit, place the dough on a floured board and flatten with your hand until it is about 2 inches thick – then cut into 8 triangular pieces.
- Remove the beef from oven – you can also thicken the gravy at this point by adding 1tsp of gravy granules. Increase the oven temperature to Gas 6, 200°C, 400°F and carefully place the triangular cobblers on top of the beef. Replace in the oven, without the lid, for about 15-20 minutes until the cobblers are browned and have risen.
- Serve with creamy mash and seasonal vegetables. It’s a treat.