Irish Beef Stew with Guinness

St. Patrick’s Day, an official feast day, was definitely a day of celebration- not just on the actual day, March 17, but all throughout the weekend as well.

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I thought- I need to make something. What’s better than an Irish stew?  Since it was a Thursday night (work the next morning… wah wah wah…) and I couldn’t do anything too labor intensive- this was the perfect recipe!

Irish Beef Stew with Guinness

Pints of Guinness beer sit on the bar at the Bell public house in Wendens Ambo, Essex, UK, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007. Diageo Plc, the world's largest liquor maker, reported slowing profit growth as higher costs for barley and energy weighed on earnings. Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg NewsDiageo Plc, the world's largest liquor maker, reported slowing profit growth as higher costs for barley and energy weighed on earnings. Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed

3 cups of stout beer (such as Guinness)

2 potatoes, peeled and sliced

2 potatoes, peeled and quartered  (I just cubed all of the potatoes and they came out fine…)

Additional salt and pepper to taste

  1.  Heat Olive Oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onion, garlic, salt & pepper.  Cook and stir until the onion has softened and become translucent (about 5 minutes).
  3. Stir in the beef, beer, and potatoes.
  4. Bring stew to a boil over high heat and then reduce to heat to medium-low.
  5. Cover and simmer until the beef is tender- about 2 hours.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper before enjoying.

I also added a piece of bread from a loaf I had purchased on top, and let it sop up the liquidy goodness.

Enjoy!!

Posted by Jennifer Hubbard

 

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