Beef in Guinness (Stout beer)

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Michelle Sebastian

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@dc2london

My family is English and this is a staple weekday meal on a cold winter night. Easy to prepare on a weekend for reheating during the week. You can double, triple the recipe and make a huge pot that saves well and reheats wonderfully. A bowl of this and soda bread - perfect! And a bottle of Guinness to drink doesn't go wrong either! Enjoy!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 13 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle
    guinness stout beer (or as much as needed to cover beef)
  • 2 1/2 lb
    beef (stew or any you like)
  • 2 large
    onions
  • 6 medium
    carrots
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour, seasoned
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    pepper to taste

How to Make Beef in Guinness (Stout beer)

Step-by-Step

  1. prep work: cut beef into chunks; peel and slice onions and carrots
  2. beef prep: toss beef in flour and brown quickly in hot fat or olive oil or butter, whichever you prefer
  3. remove the beef from the pan and add the onions; fry the onions until transparent
  4. return the beef to the pan; add carrots and Guinness Stout beer (which you may cut with water, if you prefer)
  5. bring to a boil, reduce the heat to "simmer", cover closely, and cook for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours (the longer it cooks, the more tender the meat!)

    If you want to use a dutch oven, slow cooker/crockpot (as some have suggested), check your slow cooker/crockpot instructions for converting the time needed to cook; dutch oven should take a medium heat, require checking liquid level, and cook time to desired tenderness of beef - much like doing it on the stove top.
  6. check throughout cooking time and top up liquid, if necessary

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About Beef in Guinness (Stout beer)

Course/Dish: Beef Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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