Guinness Beef Stew


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds of stewing beef or lamb, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons of beef bouillon
  • 2 medium onions or large, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups of carrots, cut in 1 inch chunks
  • 1 cup of celery, cut in 1 inch chunks
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 1/2 pounds of russet potatoes, cubed 2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups of Guinness stout

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy pot; Season meat with the salt and pepper to taste.  Brown meat, in batches, on all sides; Return all the meat to the pot.  Add water to just cover meat; cover pot with lid.

Step 2: Simmer meat until tender, 2-4 hours (this can be done in a slow cooker).  Skim off any foam.  If using a slow cooker, transfer all ingredients back to stock pot.

Step 3: Add onions, garlic, tomato paste, and beef bouillon to stock pot; heat to a boil.

Step 4: Add carrots, celery, potatoes, thyme, and Guinness; simmer 1 hour.  Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5: The stew may be thickened with a flour roux if desired.

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