Christmas Recipes

Irish Beef Stew With Guiness Stout


2 tbs. olive oil
3 bay leaves
2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch cubes (with some fat)
1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme, whole
1 tsp. dried rosemary
2-3 tbs. all-purpose flour
3/4 cup beef stock
1/2 cup Guinness stout
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 lb carrots, sliced
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


Heat a 6-quart stove-top casserole and add the oil and the bay leaves. Cook the bay leaves for a moment and then add the meat. Brown the meat onboth sides on high heat. Add the sliced onion and cook for a few minutesuntil it is clear. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic, thyme,
rosemary and flour, and stir well until smooth.

Add the beef stock and stout; simmer, stirring, until the stew thickens abit. Add the remaining ingredients and cover. Place the pot in a 275 Foven for about 2 hours, stirring a couple oftimes. Check for salt and pepper before serving.

Makes 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 2 hrs

Added On: 2005-08-25
Submitted By: Staff
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Beef ¬ Stew ¬ Dinner ¬ Irish

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