An Irish Guinness Beef Stew Recipe @pinch

Oh wow! Cook this thick and hearty stew recipe on a cold winter day and you will have one delicious dinner. Guinness and wine at a lot of depth of flavor to this stew. The stew cooks to a nice thick gravy and we loved the process of cooking the potatoes, carrots, and onions. Make sure to have some nice, crusty bread on hand to serve too. This is a handy dinner you can prepare the night before, especially for us working mothers. When I'm on nights I would have this pre havemade for the next day all I have to do is heat and serve. Now coming into the long winter dark evenings this stew will hit the spot for all the family. Hope you like and enjoy.... :)

an irish guinness beef stew
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Recipe Cuisine: Irish Recipe Category: Other Main Dishes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 & 1/2 pound(s) beef stew meat (get the butcher to cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 2 or 3 tablespoon(s) plain flour
  • 4 clove(s) garlic (minced)
  • 4 cup(s) beef stock
  • 2 cup(s) Guinness + 1/2 cup of any red wine (I used a Merlot for this stew)
  • 3 tablespoon(s) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sugar to sweeten tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • - salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 5 - potatoes (peeled and cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1 - large onion (peeled and diced)
  • 3 - med carrots (scraped and diced)
Intructions :
  • In a small bowl add in the flour and a pinch of salt and pepper. Flour lightly the pieces of beef to seal in the flavour
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Brown the beef stew using tongs to turn the pieces over
  • If you have too much liquid, carefully remove it to ensure the beef will brown. Add garlic and saut for 1 minute
  • Add beef stock
  • Add Guinness
  • Add wine
  • Add tomato paste, sugar, and thyme
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves
  • Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Reduce heat let simmer for 2 hours; stirring occasionally. NOTE = You may need to add more liquids. Take into consideration how many cups of vegetables you are adding or whether you want a thicker stew or a soup texture; we like thicker stew so I used a 3 to 1 ratio of beef stock to the Guinness and wine. This ensures to preserve the flavour of the Guinness
  • While the meat and stock are simmering, prepare the veg. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add potatoes, onion, and carrots. Remember the potatoes will reduce half the size so be sure to double the volume
  • I cooked the veg for about 30 minutes until they were tender and started to turn a little brown. Do not cover otherwise the veg will steam instead of browning
  • Add the brown vegetables to the stew
  • Let simmer for about 20 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste. This is a great stew to make ahead of time to let the flavours blend overnight. Or if you can't wait have on the night excellent as well too ... :)

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