Beef and Guinness Irish Stew

    3 hours 30 minutes

    This stew is traditionally for St. Patrick's Day but any time the mixture of the beef and Guinness is awesome! I usually add more beer than the recipe calls for and serve it with mashed potatoes.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 kg chuck steak, cut into cubes
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 2 large onions,peeled and chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 375ml stubby of Guinness or any stout
    • 2 cups chopped carrot (about three medium carrots)
    • 1 sprig fresh thyme
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. Toss the meat cubes with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Roll the meat in this to coat.
    2. Heat the remaining oil in a deep frypan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the meat and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic.
    3. Stir the tomato paste into a small amount of water to dilute then pour into the pan,stirring to blend.
    4. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
    5. Pour ½ cup of the beer into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
    6. Pour in the rest of the beer, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
    7. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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    I love this recipe and have made a few times when I have people for dinner they always enjoy. I use gravy beef and cook slow and long. I serve with Colcannon potato.  -  23 Sep 2013


    This makes THE BEST pie filling ever. Double the onions, omit the carrots, do the long, slow cook in a crockpot so the mixture is thick and with no/little liquid, place in a deep pie tin lined with short crust pastry, cover and enclose with puff pastry, and bake at 200 deg C for 15-20 mins till puffed and golden. Unbeatable  -  28 May 2013


    This was actually really tasty! I cooked it for my family and they all really enjoyed it. However I followed the steps in the recipe but instead of cooking for 3 hours I put it on low in the slow cooker all day and added extra water to it.  -  14 Mar 2012