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Guinness and Beef Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Alison VV Lasell
Added: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients
2 pounds stewing beef(chuck roast)
3 tablespoons oil (or 1 tsp duck fat)
2 tablespoons flour
Salt (3/4 tsp))and freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne
2 large onions, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons tomato paste, dissolved in 2 Tbsp beef bouillon+ 1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cups Guinness
2 cups largely diced carrots
Sprig of fresh thyme
Chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Trim the meat of any fat or gristle, and cut into 2-inch cubes. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Brown the meat on all sides. Once all meat is browned, transfer meat to casserole dish/dutch oven). Reduce the heat, and add the onions, crushed garlic and tomato puree to the skillet, cover, and cook gently for 5 minutes. Dust meat with the flour, salt pepper and cayenne and stir in. Transfer the contents of the skillet to a casserole and pour half of the Guinness into the skillet. Bring Guinness to boil and stir to dissolve the caramelized meat juices on the pan. Pour over the meat, along with the remaining Guinness. Add the carrots and thyme. Stir and adjust seasonings. Cover the casserole and simmer over low heat, or in a 300 degree F oven until the meat is tender, 2 to 3 hours.


Garnish the beef with parsley and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I use Chuck beef for this recipe – try to get as much “marbling” in the meat as possible for the most tender result! Let meat come to room temperature before browning and brown it in batches, using about 1 tsp goose fat for each batch. Goose or duck fat works really well. It heats to a very high temperature and has great flavor. As well as tasting great, goose fat is also good for you in comparison to other animal fats.~It is high in 'heart healthy' monounsaturated fats which can lower blood cholesterol level.~~
Brown the meat in I get best results with my le Creuset dutch oven
If you plan to freeze this, you can leave the carrots out – they don’t seem to freeze well.

 

 

 

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