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    Traditional Irish Guinness Stew

    Traditional Irish Guinness Stew. Photo by IrishHeart

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    girl-razor's Note:

    A lovely, heart warming food - perfect for those cold, rainy winter days. My grandmother used to, and still does make this one for me when I go over to Ireland to see her. She's 81. It's easy to make and certainly makes a change to regular stew. PS: To those of you worried about alcohol, there is no alcohol left in this recipe once it is cooked - alcohol evaporates more quickly than water, thus this recipe is non-alcoholic.

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    1. 1
      In a large glass bowl, combine Guinness, mustard, rosemary, and bay leaves.
    2. 2
      Add the beef cubes, stir in, cover, leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 325°F or 160°C.
    4. 4
      Drain the meat and keep the marinate to one side for later.
    5. 5
      On a plate or chopping board, sprinkle the flour and season to your tastes. I recommend just a bit of salt and pepper and a touch of rosemary.
    6. 6
      Cover the beef cubes in the flour and set aside.
    7. 7
      In a large skillet, melt butter and brown the meat 3-5 minutes each side. Transfer this to a casserole dish and do not clean the skillet (this retains flavours released by the beef).
    8. 8
      Add the remaining butter to the skillet, when foamy add the onions and cook until brown and/or tender. Add these to the casserole dish.
    9. 9
      Repeat this step for all other vegetables, only adding butter when necessary. Each vegetable should be cooked until tender. This will take a maximum of 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add the vegetables to the casserole dish followed by the marinate and beef stock.
    11. 11
      Cook for 1.5-2 hours or until meat is tender. Stir occasionally. The Guinness will reduce a lot, but if it looks too dehydrated you can add more.
    12. 12
      Taste occasionally, and if it is too sharp you can add sugar to cut the taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2010


      Out of all the recipes for Irish stew, I picked this one because it called for marinating the beef. Good decision on my part! This was wonderful. I didn't see in the directions where to use the sunflower oil. I browned the meat in olive oil and used a bit of butter when I sautéed the vegetables. The carrots and celery were not tender after ten minutes but that was fine because it cooks so long in the oven. I didn't have beef bouillon so I used vegetable and it was fine. Really good, actually. I'll be making this again. Thanks grandma!

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    • on August 28, 2007


      This was absolutely delicious. I made it exactly as written. I served it with mashed potatoes and a couple extra pints of Guinness. It tasted even better the next day. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Traditional Irish Guinness Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (1889 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2364.8
    Calories from Fat 988
    Total Fat 109.8 g
    Saturated Fat 43.5 g
    Cholesterol 384.7 mg
    Sodium 643.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 92.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 7.0 g
    Protein 104.0 g

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