Loz's Slow Cooked Irish Guinness Stew

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Delicious Bits

This is an all time favourite! NB (Including some review suggestions - THANKS!): #1 If you prefer fresher veggies (not the stew soaked kind), leave the celery, carrots and potato until the last 1.5 hours. #2 Pumpkin and sweet potato are nice in this too. (try not to exceed the level of the liquid) #3 As a poster suggested: throw some peas and / or corn kernels in at the end to freshen the stew #4 Dumplings can be added #5 Leave out the potatoes and serve on a bed of Mash - fab idea thanks! :) #6 Making a roux to thicken is also a good idea! #7 Enjoy!!! :)

Top Review by mhennessey

Fantastic and easy to follow recipe. I added additional carrots and potatoes as well as a few parsnips. I omitted the thyme, bay leaf and parsley as I did not have them on hand. One tablespoon of fresh rosemary was sufficient. I used the pan that I had carmelized the onions in to sear the floured lamb. My one significant change was the thickening process. I removed 2 cups of liquid about 30 minutes before I was ready to serve. I melted 4 tbsp of butter in a saute pan and added 1/4 cup of flour to make a roux. I slowly added the 2 cups of reserved liquid and cooked until desired consistency. I then added the thickened liquid back to the crock pot and let it cook an additional 30 minutes. The family raved and it had a nice broth, not too thick but not thin like soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir in beer, stock, the garlic, carrots, celery, potato, bay leaves, thyme and rosemary to slow cooker.
  2. Caramelise onions in butter and sugar in a saucepan then add to cooker.
  3. Sprinkle meat lightly with 2 tbsp flour, salt and pepper. In batches, brown meat all over, mix all in to the slow cooker. Set on Auto or Low for 8 hours, or High for 4-5 hours.
  4. After cooking, mix remaining flour and water in a cup and add to stew. Set on high and stir until thickened. Add parsley and serve with thick slices of Vienna Bread.
  5. Sometimes you may need to add a bit more brown sugar if it has a bitter taste.

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