Sunday, October 7, 2012

Guinness Beef Stew


 Today is the first day in a long time where the temperature won't climb above the 50's for the high and the low will be in the 40's. Naturally my thoughts turn to cool weather food. Beef stew was what we decided on. 
Beef and Guinness Stew
1 1/2 lb. beef, cut into bite size pieces (I had London Broil that I cut up, but you can use stew meat from grocery store)
2 tsp canola oil
1 bottle Guinness beer
enough beef broth to make 4 1/2 cups of liquid when combined with beer
2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in beef broth and beer
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
3 large potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
3 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
2 stalks celery, cut into small pieces
4 oz mushrooms, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp cold water

Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil. Add the meat and cook until browned. Add the rosemary and pepper. Then add the beef broth/bouillon/beer mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cover and let it simmer for 1 hour.

Add the potatoes, carrots, celery and onion and bring back to boil. While waiting for it to boil mix cornstarch with cold water. When stew starts to boil add cornstarch mixture and let it boil for 1 minute, while stirring. Turn back down to simmer. Let simmer for at least 1 more hour. The longer it cooks the better it is. This is one of those meals where it is even better if you reheat it and eat it the next day.

22 comments:

  1. You know I have seen this on many a menu in Omalleys an Irish Pub. I always want to order it.. but can't have the onions. So I am going to make this without them and add mushrooms and lots of garlic and see how it comes out... love the idea of the beer.. has to be fantastic.. great recipe...!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I actually added mushrooms to this batch and forgot to list them. I just went back and edited to include them. Thanks or he reminder.

      Delete
  2. A very hearty dish, Greg, great post and pic, thinking of doing something similar for dinner tomorrow :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good, then you can tell me all of the Irish tricks to making good stew.

      Delete
  3. this looks great must try adding guinness next time to mine

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yum. I'm getting into a stew mood myself!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks better than what we had in Ireland itself! I can almost taste the last time I had this at your house - maybe I'll get off my duff make this myself.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Dear Greg, This stew looks hearty and delicious...perfect comfort food for the chillier fall days. Blessings, your friend, Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  7. well this is one I would love! We always go to this great little place that makes it homemade. I never knew really the ingredients other than beer or what made it brown. I havent tackled alot of stews but this is one I will diffinitely try. Sure looks great. Nice shot. Wish I could take photo's like these that are so mouth watering nice job Greg!

    ReplyDelete
  8. My Mouth is watering immensely! Looks and Sounds Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Just a +1 to those who commented on the photography for this piece - these look great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, seeing your stew TOTALLY make me think of my childhood!!! And made me crave a Guinness :D I hope you are well my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  11. All of your food looks so mouthwatering and this is no exception. It looks like a big ole' bowl of comfort! I'm following you on twitter, btw =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I just followed you back.

      Delete
  12. Just saying heeeeellllllooooooo! :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. This looks delicious!!!!
    Never thought of Beer, I always put red wine on mine.
    Will definitely try this next time, perfect anyday now since it's been so cold here where I'm at.
    I also nominated you for a Liebster Award, you have a great blog and I think you deserve the recognition. Check my blog for details.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Red Apron thanks so much for the compliments and the nomination. I have actually received the award 2 or 3 times in the past. I was giving my blog a facelift and removed the awards section and never put it back. If you noticed I haven't wrote any posts in a while. My daughter has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor, this and some other issues have caused me to temporarily take a break from blogging. I hope to start blogging again soon. In the meantime I have followed you on Twitter and liked your Facebook page.

      Delete
  14. Hi Greg! I’ve given you the The Liebster Blog Award! It is given to new bloggers that only have about 200 followers. “Liebster” is German for dearest, loveliest or favorite. http://lifelibertyfood.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/31-recipe-challenge-day-20-butterscotch-pudding-and-liebster-blog-award/

    ReplyDelete
  15. I hope you are hanging in there.

    Your foodie friend 4 hours to the North,
    Tiffany

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello!

    I saw your blog and thought it had great recipes and awesome pictures! I therefore would like to invite you to our new culinary website which has just started.

    This is how it works in short. TastyQuery.com is a website for food bloggers and their fans allowing them to automatically collect recipes from your food blog. It's a large database of links to recipes on food blogs. Everyone can join us for free.

    For more please visit:
    http://tastyquery.com

    TastyQuery.com is an English version of our main website called "Mikser Kulinarny", founded in Poland. "Mikser Kulinarny" has a large audience (over 2 mln unique visitors monthly) and with TastyQuery.com we want to repeat that success and drive thousands of new visitors to your food blog.

    In case of any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

    best regards

    Ania, TastyQuery.com

    ReplyDelete