Beer stew with beef bits? Yes please, I signed up for this recipe when I first laid eyes on it. The only way to make this recipe better was if there was bacon and cream cheese in it, but on second thought cream cheese in a stew? Nah. That just sounds weird (also suggest a recipe if you know of one…) This recipe does make quite a large batch and I freeze mine for later, there’s only so much stew one can eat in a sitting no matter how delicious it is, and how much beer is in it. This is a perfect recipe for winter nights/days because you’ll be using the oven for hours at a time so you might as well heat up your house at the same time, or have a few beers while you wait for the food, which has beer in it… Huh.
This stew is another reason why I love my Dutch Oven making anything after this stew is just amazing its a great season for the dutch oven too.
Beef and Guinnes Stew
Recipe type: Dinner
- 2½ pounds (about 1 kg) stewing beef
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- ¼ cup oil
- 2 onions, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 3 celery stalks, sliced
- 3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 bottle or can of Guinness beer
- 900ml beef broth
- 1-2 tbsp corn starch for thickening
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Whisk together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, salt and oregano. Toss stewing beef in the four and spices until coated. Dust off any excess flour.
- Heat oil in a skillet or dutch oven on medium heat. Add beef and brown the meat flipping every minute or two.
- If the meat is in a skillet, transfer to a large roasting pot. Add remaining ingredients (except the corn starch). Cook in the oven for 3 hours.
- Remove from the oven. Whisk together corn starch with a few tablespoons of water. Stir into the stew to thicken the broth.
Pressure Cooker Option Follow the directions above, but in step 4 place all the ingredients (except the corn starch) in a pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for one hour. After the hour, whisk together corn starch with a few tablespoons of water. Stir into the stew to thicken the broth.