Preheat the oven to 170°C/ 325°F/Gas mark 3.
Arrange a layer of beef in a casserole dish. Sprinkle over a little salt and pepper, then top with a layer of carrots, onions and potatoes. Pour in the stock.
Cover and bake for 2–2 1⁄2 hours until the meat is tender. Increase the oven temperature to 200°C/ 400°F/Gas mark 6, and cook for another 30 minutes or until potatoes are brown. Serve hot.