Irish Beef Stew

Recipe for Irish Beef Stew
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Ingredients

2 pounds lean beef stew or chuck, in 2-inch chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
flour for dredging
2 tablespoons bacon drippings or vegetable oil
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely minced (optional)
6 to 8 medium carrots, scraped and sliced
2 to 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
2 to 3 turnips, peeled and cut into cubes (optional)
1 cup Guinness stout
1 cup beef broth

Instructions

Season beef with salt and pepper, then toss beef chunks in flour until well coated.

In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm drippings then brown beef in two batches. When all pieces are browned, remove beef from pan and set aside. Add onions and garlic to the Dutch oven and turn heat down to medium. Cook until onions are translucent. Return beef to Dutch oven and add carrots, potatoes, turnips, stout, and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 2 hours, or until beef is tender.

Yield: 

6 to 8 servings

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This is a good recipe. I did

This is a good recipe. I did yuengling lager and it doesn’t taste to bad, I also omitted the turnips. The stores closest to me had neither. The next time I’m definitely going to get the Guinness and try the turnips. I’m hoping for better results. I paired this with the dill and potato cake recipe that’s on here, and it is phenomenal together!! The next time I make any beef stew I’m definitely making the potato cakes as well!! Thanks for the share!!

Also good for Monday night

Also good for Monday night football with another glass of stout, Sunday Lunch with salad on a cold rainy or snowy day, and Saturday night supper with crusty garlic bread. Try throwing in a handful of small frozen boiling onions leaving out one of the chopped onions . I like this on my birthday.

Also good for Monday night

Also good for Monday night football with another glass of stout, Sunday Lunch with salad on a cold rainy or snowy day, and Saturday night supper with crusty garlic bread. Try throwing in a handful of small frozen boiling onions leaving out one of the chopped onions . I like this on my birthday.