I tweaked a couple of recipes I saw on this site because I didn't have some of the ingredients in my cupboard. So, I added a tin of cream of mushroom/onion soup and more herbs. This recipe is thick. You'll need to use a deep casserole dish. I used my white corningware dish (approx. 4" deep). If you're looking for a "stew" consistency just add more beer and water. This should easily feed 6, but we're feeding 3 growing teenagers. Every last morsel was hungrily consumed in no time.