Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

This recipe is from the cookbook Food & Folklore of the 1,000 Islands by Pamela and Michael Sykes. It's served at the Toucan/Kirkpatrick's in Kingston, ON, Canada, where we ate this past summer. I haven't tried it yet, but it sure looks good!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut the stewing beef into 1" pieces.
  2. Melt butter and add the oil in a large, heavy pot.
  3. Dredge the beef in flour and add to the pot.
  4. Sear on all sides to seal the meat.
  5. Add celery, onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes longer.
  6. Add all spices except salt and pepper.
  7. Add the bouillon and enough water to cover the ingredients.
  8. Bring to a boil and immediately lower the heat to a simmer.
  9. Simmer for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, then add all vegetables and cook until tender.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Thicken with the flour and water mixture; add Guinness.
  12. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  13. Serve with Irish soda bread or other crusty loaf bread.

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