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Guinness Beef Stew
- 1½ pounds small new/red potatoes
- 3 medium large carrots
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 pounds chuck roast
- 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- ½ tsp dried tarragon (or thyme, if you dislike tarragon)
- 1 can or bottle Guinness Stout
- 16 fl oz beef bone broth
- Rinse small red/new potatoes and carrots in colander.
- Chop onion and mince garlic; combine in a bowl and set aside.
- Scrape (remove outer layer) carrots, then chop carrots and potatoes into roughly same-size pieces. Combine in a separate bowl and set aside.
- Cut roast into bite-sized pieces.
- Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish (i.e. pie plate).
- Dredge the beef chunks thoroughly in the flour mixture.
- Add enough oil to cover the bottom of your dutch oven or stockpot and preheat over medium to medium-high heat.
- Thoroughly brown the beef chunks in the dutch oven or stockpot, in batches if necessary.
- Remove browned beef, put in bowl or on a plate and set aside.
- Sauté diced onion-garlic mixture in oil for around 4 minutes, being sure to scrape the browned bits (also called fond in some US recipes) from the bottom of the dutch oven or stockpot and incorporate.
- Turn burner to simmer.
- Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, and tarragon (or thyme), mix well and stirring constantly, cook for about 30 seconds to one minute to mix the flavors.
- Add beef chunks, the bottle or can of Guinness, and enough beef bone broth to cover.
- Cover pot, and simmer until beef is nearly done, adding more broth or water as needed. Depending on the size of your chunks, 1-1.5 hours.
- Add chopped vegetables and continue to cook until they are tender and the beef is fork-tender.
- Season to taste.
- Serve with Irish soda bread or crusty bread, and a side such as colcannon or a simple salad.
- And don't forget your pint of Guinness for drinking!
If you enjoyed this recipe, try our Scottish shortbread recipe!
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