Irish Stout Stew

YIELDS | 6-8 SERVINGS

PREP TIME | 20 MINS

COOK TIME | 90-120 MINS

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We are all a wee bit Irish ☘️ on Saint Paddy’s Day! Why not make it official with this Irish Stout Stew. I scoured The Internet for an authentic recipe. I found a couple that I liked, combined them, removed a few steps I felt were unnecessary and came up with this rich, velvety, veggie packed beef stew. One of my favorite things from looking at the recipes from Irish websites is how they use the word “substances ” instead of “ingredients”. Be sure to keep the root vegetables chunky! Who doesn’t love less chopping! I use the classic combination of carrots, celery and onion along with mushroom but you can sub in parsnips or any other favorite root vegetable.

INGREDIENTS

* 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
* 1/2 teaspoon floor black pepper
* 1 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
* 1 tablespoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon brown sugar
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt separated
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour separated
* 3 lbs. beef chuck roast. cut into cubes
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 large white onion chopped
* 4-5 cloves garlic peeled and minced
* 4 large celery stalks, coarsely chopped
* 3-4 large carrots peeled and coarsely chopped
* 8-10 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, halved
* 1-15oz. can Guinness or any other dark beer
* 1 cup beef broth separated
* 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup
* 2 tablespoons tomato paste
* Several sprigs of fresh thyme, chopped
* 1 large sprig rosemary, stemmed and chopped
* Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
* Noodles, mashed potatoes or crusty bread to serve with, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Rinse, dry and cube the beef into 2” pieces or purchase pre-cut beef and put it into a bowl large enough to easily mix the ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, add the rosemary, pepper, thyme, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt, the flour and mix well.
3. Cover the beef, and let it sit in the refridgerator for 30 minutes and up to a couple of hours.
4. To a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and brown the meat in batches, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
5. Pour 1/2 cup of the broth into the pot and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom and sides of the pot.
6. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan, add the onion, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and sauté the onion until translucent, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
7. Add the celery, carrots, and mushrooms to the pot and sauté until tender but still firm, about 5-7 minutes.
8. Add the remaining broth and the beer, the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, the maple syrup, add the remaining salt and mix well. Add the thyme and rosemary and mix.
9. Bring the stew to a boil and then turn the heat down to simmer and cook for about 11/2-2 hours. The stew will begin to thicken as it cooks.
10. Add any additional salt and pepper to taste and serve over noodles , with mashed potatoes or a loaf of crusty bread.

NOTES

Brown sugar can be substituted for the maple syrup if there is none available.

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