Beef and Guinness Irish Stew
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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.
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
30 min › Cook:
3 hours › Ready in:
3 hours 30 min
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.
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.
Stir the tomato paste into a small amount of water to dilute then pour into the pan,stirring to blend.
Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
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.
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.
Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.
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.
- 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
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