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Beef & Guinness Stew

Beef & Guinness Stew

From "Irish Traditional Cooking" by Darina Allen. Can also be prepared in slow cooker.

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 pound(s) lean stewing beef cut to size as desired
  • 3 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil divided
  • 2 tablespoon(s) flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) kosher salt divided
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • 2 onions coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove(s) garlic crushed
  • 1/3 cup(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) Guinness beer
  • 3 carrots medium, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
  • 1 sprig(s) fresh thyme
  • parsley chopped


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees (if not using slow cooker). Trim meat of extra fat and gristle and toss in a bowl with 1 tablespoon oil. Season flour with 1/4 teaspoon salt, several grinds black pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle over meat and toss well.

2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Brown meat in 2 batches on all sides. Reduce heat to medium-low and add onions, crushed garlic and tomato sauce to pan; cover and cook gently 5 minutes.

3. Add Guinness to pan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the caramelized meat juices on bottom of pan. Add carrots, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Cover and place on center oven rack; bake 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until meat is very tender. Taste and correct seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed. Scatter with lots of chopped parsley.

Slow Cooker preparation:

* Drain meat on paper towels after browning.

* If you want more texture for vegetables let stew cook for 1 hour before adding vegetables.

* Cook on low for 8 hours

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