March 17, 2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day Friends! This is our recipe for a classic - Guinness Irish Stew. Enjoy your weekend!
Prepare your beef by cutting it into chunks. In a small bowl, mix the flour with the salt & pepper. Add the beef chunks and toss to coat. Remove the beef from the flour dusting off any excess. In a large pot with a tight fitting lid over medium high heat, heat the vegetable oil, add the meat a few pieces at a time – you just want to brown it, not cook it through. Remove the beef & set aside while you do it all. Do not over crowd the pan, you want a sear not for the meat to steam. When all of the beef is seared & brown, pour about ½ the can of Guinness beer in the pan to deglaze it and let it reduce by about ½ , add the beef stock and remove from the heat. Add the veggie chunks, thyme & garlic and arrange the beef on top. Add the hot stock, the rest of the beer and another pinch each of salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 4-5 hours on. Right before serving, remove the thyme sprig & discard – sprinkle generously with freshly chopped parsley and serve with chunks of crusty bread.
Serves: 4 people.
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