Guinness Beef Stew: Combine Two Delicious Irish Flavors Into One Unbeatable Meal!
We love Irish stew in all its varieties, and Guinness beef stew is one of our absolute favorites meals from the Emerald Isle...
As with any Irish stew the ingredients
are simple and flavorful. And the finished dish is a delicious, hearty
Meat, herbs, spices ... and Guinness Stout give this uniquely
Irish food its unbeatable taste. Here is our favorite recipe for Irish stew with a taste of Guinness Stout!
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Guinness Beef Stew: Ingredients
- 2 pounds of tender beef
- Table Salt and black pepper
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- 2 tablespoons white flour
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 large chopped onions
- 1 1/4 cups Guinness Stout
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- 4 tablespoons
- 2 cups of diced carrots
- A sprig of thyme, crushed
Guinness Beef Stew: Preparation
- Trim the meat, then cut into 2-inch cubes. Roll cubes in 1 tbsp of
- Mix flour with
salt, pepper and cayenne, then roll beef in the mixture until fully covered.
- Heat remaining oil and brown the meat on all sides, then add the onions, garlic and tomato
puree. Cook on low heat for five minutes.
- Remove the contents from
the skillet and transfer to a casserole.
- In the same skillet,
pour half of
the Guinness stout and boil while constantly stirring in order to
dissolve the carmelized meat juices. Pour the mixture onto the browned
beef, followed by the remaining Guinness.
- Add the carrots and crushed thyme,
together with other seasonings. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 hours or until
meat is tender.
A Few Tips and Facts...
Guinness stew makes you feel good. This is due in part to Guinness 8% alcohol content, but it's more a matter of hearty ingredients, well combined.
stew is also a great after-party dish. A bowl is often served to people who have been up all night drinking in order to get rid of
Most importantly it is a reminder of our Irish heritage, combining the best of Irish flavors into one irresistible meal.
Try it with diced onions and cheese on the top, or with Irish soda bread on the side.
Also try substituting the beef with lamb for a more authentic Irish taste. Chicken or pork are also great substitutes for variety.
Because of its versatility, it’s no
wonder it lives on as one of the most delicious expressions of our Irish heritage.
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