Recipe by Mims & Squims
A classic Irish comfort food
Top Review by darkempress2003
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.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
- 2 lbs boneless sirloin steaks
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups beef stock
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 lbs potatoes
- 3 celery ribs
- 1 onion
- 2 cups carrots
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 12 ounces Guinness stout
Directions See How It's Made
- Chop meat & vegetables: peel & chop potatoes into 1/2" pieces; dice carrots to 1/4" thick, trim visible fat from steaks & cut into 1" cubes; dice onion; chop celery.
- Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large pot over medium heat.
- Dredge steak cubes in flour and saute 5 minutes until brown on all sides. Add garlic and saute 1 minute.
- Add beef stock, beer, tomato paste, honey, Worcestershire, herbs and spices. Stir to combine.
- Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, then cover and simmer 20 minutes while preparing vegetables.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in another large pot over medium heat. Add potatoes, onion, celery, and carrots. Saute 20 minutes until golden.
- Add vegetables to beef stew. Simmer uncovered until vegetables and beef are very tender, about 40 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves before serving.