Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Irish Beef - Recipe

Irish stout has the ability to tenderize beef in the same way wine does.

Ingredients

  • 2 pound cubed beef, preferably from the shoulder
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely sliced
  • 1 leek, finely sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced thin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pint Guinness Stout
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Over the medium flame, heat oil in heavy stew pot to brow beef. When all beef is browned, cook vegetables, garlic, bay leaves, herbs, and spices until onions begin to sweat and caramelize.

Add stout and cook to reduce (cook out moisture) by approximately 60 percent.

Add stock beef and tomatoes, simmer in a Dutch oven at 300 degrees for 1 ½ hours.