For this month's recipe swap I received a recipe for beef and Guinness stew. The stew sounded delicious except for the Guinness. I am not a beer drinker and while I don’t mind regular beer in my food, dark beers aren’t very good. My husband does really enjoy Guinnes though and he though this stew sounded wonderful so I decided to make it with the Guinness.
My husband really enjoyed the stew. He thought the broth was amazing and wants me to make a crab soup with the base of this recipe. I liked the stew a lot though I wasn’t a huge fan of the Guinness after taste. All in all it was a hearty stew that was perfect for a cold, rainy day.
Beef and Guinness Stew (Kate’s Recipe Box as seen in Cooking Light)
1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
¼ c. flour
2 lb. boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. tomato paste
4 c. beef broth
12 oz. Guinness beer
1 t. caraway seeds
5 medium carrots, coin sliced
1 medium parsnip, coin sliced
3 stalks of celery, chopped
2 T. chopped parsley
2. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper then dredge the pieces through the flour. Add the beef to the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the beef is browned on all sides.
3. Add in the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and cook an additional minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the broth and beer, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen the browned bits. Mix in the caraway seeds and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
5. Uncover the pot after 45 minutes, bring the stew to a boil, and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
6. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.