Pretty good stew. I left off the beet topping because I don't really care for beets, and I forgot the turnips, so I can only imagine it would have been better with them. My one piece of advice would be to double the thyme, but then again, I really like the flavor of thyme.
This was a delicious recipe for beef stew. I used turnips, potatoes, carrots and onion. I also used Newcastle brown ale for the beer. The broth had great flavor. I would definitely use this recipe again.
I didn't have any beets or turnips on hand so I just used this recipe to make a more traditional style stew with carrots potatoes and celery. I also had the ribs and an end from a prime rib roast left over so I used the ribs to make a homemade stock and used the end for melt in your mouth beef. The only other change I made was to add the appropriate amount of cornstarch to thicken it into what I consider more of a stew consistency (Approximately 1 Tbls per cup of liquid). Good version of a stick to your ribs Beef Stew.
Super bummed about this recipe bc the previous reviews made it sound like it would be a home run. I followed the recipe exactly and unfortunately the taste of stout was just way too bitter. The beer aftertaste was also really unappealing. I used Guiness and maybe that is where the mistake was? My husband and guests ate it but I was embarrassed. I think the recipe has such great potential and it looked really pretty... Maybe I will try an ale next time? Suggestions are welcome. But the "stout" recommendation makes this BITTER.
Outstanding. Yummy. Very filling. Good flavor. I don't always salt enough when I'm cooking and this was no exception. I needed to salt the servings but that was my fault. I didn't top with the beets, just to lazy to prep and cook them. The grocery store had some small turnips which were extra good. It most definitely goes into the fall/winter cooking rotation.
I agree-this is a big WOW. I did use all beef broth instead of part water, and 1 cup rutabaga and 1 cup turnip, and added some green peas at the end for color. Also mixed minced lemon peel in with the parsley. This makes a lot!
Maybe more a 4.5. Takes a while to cup everything up, my notes say give it 2.25 hrs start to finish. My notes also say the house smelled awesome.
Followed recipe EXACTLY - how rare is that? It was SO INCREDIBLE! Delicious! Wonderful layers of flavor. We ate every morsel. Looking forward to the next batch! I have never posted, period. It was that good.......
I loved this stew. I followed the recipe but added parsnips, fresh sage and ancho chili peppers soaked in hot water for a little bit of heat.
WOW! So great just as the recipe is written. I used low sodium beef stock with great results. Takes time but well worth it. I would definitely serve to dinner guest. Makes a lovely presentation.
I loved the way the beets continued to infuse the broth with their color and flavor, the longer they were in it. The barley was cooked to perfection, and the rest of it delicious.
Great combination of ingredients!
"The" hit at a recent party!!
wow, this is a great recipe.