3 Reviews

It really is a good recipe, but the beer is something you can definitely live without. It smelled like a frozen Lean Cuisine meal, but the taste was very good if you could get paste the bitterness of the beer. I'd definitely try the recipe again, sans the Guinness.

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darkempress2003 March 29, 2009

Wow! This is very good. Since the last reviewer said the Guinness was a bit overpowering, I thought I would add a bit more spice. I ended up having to adjusted to taste as I went a bit heavy on the tarragon - it can be a little bitter. To fix it I put in about 1.5 Tblspns sugar. Then I realized the directions mention honey but it is not in the ingredients. I also added an additional can of beef broth, the full can of tomato paste, about 2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp fresh ground pepper. I also put about a 3/4 cup flour in a ziploc and tossed the meat that seemed to provide the added thickening recommended by another rater. After it sat later in the evening, it even tasted better. I will make this again. Tomorrow I am treating a friend from work to a bowl at lunch. Thanks Mims for a yummy meal - especially on a cold rainy St. Pat's weekend here in Carolina. :D

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Ann Cecile March 15, 2009

This is a richly flavoured stew, wonderful! The times and amounts given were perfect! We loved the herbs, although I had to substitute dried herbs in a smaller amount. We liked the guiness but I think next time I would reduce it by half...the beer overpowered the other flavours slightly. I'd also increase the flour a bit to thicken the stew. The flavours are wonderful nevertheless and the beef was very tender. Thank you, Mims & Squims!

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Cookin-jo March 18, 2008
Irish Beef Stew