Irish Stew

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish stew
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 436
Author: Laureen King
A sensational stew recipe enhanced with Guinness Beer and Red Wine.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs stewing beef cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large russet potato (about 2 cups) cut into 1/2 pieces
  • 3 large red potatoes (about 3 cups) cut into 1/2 pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 large carrots, (about 2 cups) cut into 1/2 pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 11/2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in large skillet or dutch oven, medium-high heat.
  • Salt and pepper beef, dust with flour and fry until browned on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. (work in batches to avoid overcrowding pan)
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add more oil to skillet if necessary, then add potatoes, celery, carrots and onion to skillet and cook until potatoes slightly browned (about 10 mins)
  • Remove from skillet, set aside.
  • Add butter to skillet.
  • Add garlic and sauté about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Deglaze pan with red wine, add Guinness beer, beef stock, tomato paste, sugar, worcestershire sauce, thyme and bay leaves.
  • Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer, then add beef and vegetables back into skillet or dutch oven.
  • Cover and transfer to oven to bake at 350 degrees for 1-2 hour until vegetables and beef are tender.
  • If using slow cooker, cook 3-4 hours on low setting.
  • If stew needs to be thickened add slurry (1 tablespoon flour whisked together with 1 tablespoon cold water). Return pot to stovetop and over medium heat slowly stir slurry into the stew stirring constantly. Cook 5-10 minutes until thickened
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition

Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 1538mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4750IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 5.2mg