Guinness Beef Stew

Nov 01 2018

Guinness Beef Stew

Fall has arrived, and we’re gearing up for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and football. With a change in weather comes a change in what we are cooking. Using falls bounty to create comfort dishes, that warm from the inside out. 

 

 Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5 lb beef chuck ,brisket or any other slow cooking boneless beef
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 6 oz bacon, diced
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1, 14.9oz can Guinness Beer 
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2″ thick pieces
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Optonal, 2 potatoes cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs thyme

 

 Instructions

  1. Cut the beef into 2″ chunks. Pat dry then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy based pot over high heat. Add beef in batches and brown on all sides. Remove onto plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
  3. Remove pot from heat to cool slightly and lower heat to medium. If the pot is looking dry, add oil.
  4. Return pot to heat, add garlic and onion. Cook for 3 minutes until softened, then add bacon.
  5. Cook until bacon is browned then add flour. Stir flour into the mixture.
  6. Add Guinness. Mix well (to ensure flour dissolves well) then add remaining ingredients and return beef to the pot (include any juices).
  7. Add beed broth so the beef & veggies are almost fully covered.
  8. Cover, bring to simmer then lower heat so it is bubbling gently. Cook for 2 hours.
    Remove lid then simmer for a further 30 – 45 minutes or until the beef falls apart at a touch and the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
  9. Skim fat from surface. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Remove bay leaves and thyme.
  10. Can be served with creamy mashed potatoes if optional potatoes were not added.

 

If you want to finish in a slow cooker, after adding the Guinness and bringing to a simmer, transfer everything into slow cooker being sure to get all scrapings from bottom of the pot. Add remaining ingredients per recipes and cook on low for 8 hours.

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