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beef in guinness irish stew

Recipe by
Shirley Murtagh
Winnipeg, MB

With St. Patrick's Day not too far away now I start looking thru my Irish recipes . This little gem comes from the Appletree Press title: "A Little Irish Cookbook." I have made this recipe with a few changes of my own. My husband and I love Irish stew. It is a quick and easy recipe to prepare. I hope you will give this one a try.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beef in guinness irish stew

  • 2+1/2 lb. stewing beef chunks
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 6 medium carrots sliced
  • 2 tbsp of seasoned flour
  • a little fat or beef dripping
  • 1/2 cup dry cider
  • 1 cup guinness with water
  • (i add the whole can of guinness and one cup of water)
  • sprig of parsley
  • boiled potatoes quartered

How To Make beef in guinness irish stew

  • 1
    Cut beef into chunks , and peel and slice the onions and carrots
  • 2
    Toss the beef in flour and brown quickly in hot fat
  • 3
    Remove beef and fry the onions gently until transparent
  • 4
    Return the beef and add the carrots and the liquid. Bring just to a boil , reduce heat to a very gentle simmer, cover closely
  • 5
    Cook for 1+1/2 -2 hours. Check the dish so that it doesn't dry out, adding more liquid if necessary
  • 6
    Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with boiled potatoes
  • 7
    (I cook the potatoes right in with the beef, carrots and onions. I also add a clove or two of garlic.)