The classic coq au vin flavours of red wine, mushrooms, bacon and button onions all lend themselves to this beef stew, which looks like it has quite a frighteningly long list of ingredients, but actually requires little preparation.
Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Heat a large casserole dish with the butter and once sizzling, fry the beef and pancetta until well coloured. Add the garlic, bay leaves, thyme, carrots, button onions and mushrooms.