found in a Penzey's catalog- recipe was submitted by Deborah Forte Sczudlo. I've made this several times, omitting the pearl onions so the rest of the family would eat it. This stew is AMAZING! Not tomato based, and plenty of Guinness- it's so rich and flavorful, you'll definitely want more than one helping. Adding the potatoes to the bowl separately from the rest of the stew, keeps them from getting mushy and muddying the stew.