Beef & Guinness Stew – With Video

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While I’ve never been a huge fan of drinking Guinness, I’ve always been a great admirer of how wonderfully it can elevate a simple beef stew. The subtle bitterness from the hops, and toastiness from the malt, gives the gravy a depth of flavor that I really love.

 

 

 

Ingredients for 4 large servings:

 

4 strips bacon, sliced into small pieces

 

2 1/2 lb. beef chuck, cut in 2-inch pieces (tossed with black pepper and at least 1 tsp salt)

 

2 onions, chopped

 

1/2 tsp salt

 

4 cloves garlic, minced

 

1 can (14.0-oz) Guinness beer, or other dark beer

 

1/4 cup tomato paste

 

4 sprigs of fresh thyme

 

3 carrots, cut in 1-inch pieces

 

2 ribs celery, cut in 1-inch pieces

 

2 1/2 cups chicken stock, or as needed

 

1 tsp sugar

 

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

4 cups mashed potatoes, optional (not really)

 

– Simmer stew on very low heat, covered, for about 2 hours, or until fork tender

 

– Uncover, raise heat to med-high, and reduce, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens to your liking

 

– Taste and adjust seasoning!

Source recipe: https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/

happy cooking.

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