To kick off St. Patrick’s Day meal planning, why not make some Guinness Beef Stew? It’s like regular beef stew, except better. It has everything it needs to be Irish: potatoes, beef, and alcohol! I’m not a big fan of just dying everything green for the day, instead I figured it would be fun to make real recipes based off of other Irish stereotypes. Since I’m a little bit Irish (maybe like 1/8th? possibly? I have no idea) I can do whatever I want with this holiday!
Here’s what you gotta do:
Cut about 1lb of beef into cubes. Or buy pre-cut stew beef.
Dredge the beef in seasoned flour.
Put enough oil in a pot to coat the bottom, and heat it on medium-high until the oil is warm. Place the meat in, being careful not to crowd the pieces. Let cook until browned on one side, then stir it to get the other sides browned. Remove from the pot and set aside.
In the same pot add:
1 medium onion, chopped
3 carrots (about 12 baby carrots), chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz (1 package) sliced mushrooms
salt and pepper
Cook for a couple minutes, until onion are soft. Dust with 4 tbsp flour, and stir to coat the veggies.
Return beef to the pot, add 1 quart (4 cups) beef broth, 1 can of Guinness, 1 packet of onion soup mix, and 3 chopped medium-size white potatoes. Simmer until meat and potatoes are tender.