The consensus was 5*, though DH coming off a 12 hour night shift to day through things out (but we will put it down to that as he did say he would like it again - high praise from him). Now down to the nitty gritty I use a combination of gravy beef and chuck (about half and half) and followed the recipe but did add an extra 1/2 cup of liquid (boild water) before putting the lid on as I felt it would dry out otherwise and it turned out perfectly and I did cook at 165C fan forced oven. I did only use 3 star anise (as that is all I had) but was also worried that the DH would not like (not his favourite flavour but I do like the stronger flavour of aniseed than him). I did added the green beans (tailed and cut into small piece) prior to putting the lid on which was a mistake concernating the DH but was overall o'kay with everybody else. Thank you bluemoon downunder, made for Please Rview My Recipe.