St. Patrick's Day Beef and Guinness StewMar 16, 2023
St. Patricks Day always conjures up an image of standing in a cold wind watching the parade (or when I was younger, participating in the parade) having fun, meeting lots of people but eventually being driven home by a need to warm up. This Beef and Guinness Stew is the perfect warming,hearty and tasty antidote to the cold! The addition of guinness to a traditional beef stew add a rich depth of flavour and savouriness that is irresistible. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Beef & Guinness Stew
500g Shin Beef, trimmed & cut into large bite size pieces or Stewing Beef
1 carrot cut into chunky slices
1 onion, chopped
1 stick of celery, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon Tomato Puree
2 Bay Leaves
A few black peppercorns
500ml Beef Stock
1 Can of Guinness (500ml)
1 tablespoon flour
Optional: Fry some button mushrooms until golden and cooked through in a mix of oil and butter and add to the stew at the end of it’s cooking time.
When you are ready to cook the beef, heat the oil in a large pot over a fairly high heat. Brown the beef on both sides and then remove to a plate
Reduce the heat and add the veg with a little salt
Cover and cook for 5-10 mins or until the veg has softened
Stir the tomato puree and flour in and cook out for a minute or two
Put the beef back into the casserole and add the stock and Guinness with the bay leaf
Cover and simmer for 2 and a half to 3 hours or you can put in the oven at 180˚C , 160˚C Fan, Gas mark 4
When the beef is so tender it is almost falling apart, it is ready.
Turn it into a pie by topping with puff pastry!