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Foodie Post: Irish Guinness Stew

Ahhhhhhhhhhh Guinness! Ireland's most popular beer, but definitely not limited to just Ireland. Over 10 million pints  are enjoyed everyday around the world-1.8 billion pints a year! I do my part to consume some of those pints-both by drinking and cooking!

 Part of the fun of traveling is trying new food and local dishes. On our Ireland trip, I had a Guinness lamb stew one night that was AMAZING! I decided to bust out my crock pot this morning to make a Guinness Beef Stew for dinner tonight, and it turned out so good that I just had to share it. Check it out below!


Ingredients:

2.5 lbs well marbled chuck beef roast, cut into bite size pieces
5 tbsp butter
3 diced shallots
4 potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
1 six ounce can of tomato paste
3 cups beef broth
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 pint (16oz) Guinness 
1/2 cup flour
salt
pepper
hot paprika

Directions:

In a large saute pan, heat two tbsps of the butter over medium-high heat (reserve the other three).  Coat the beef chunks in flour, and add them to the pan. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika to taste, and brown the meat for approx. five minutes. Remove the beef and transfer them to your slow cooker. In the same pan, add your chopped shallots, and cook for about five minutes. Add a little bit of Guinness to the pan to loosen up the brown bits on the bottom and scrape it well. Add the mixture to the slow cooker, along with the carrots and potatoes. Add your beef broth to the slow cooker, along with the rest of the Guinness, the tomato paste, and the dried thyme. Cover and cook on high for three and a half hours.

Take the remaining 3tbsps of butter and add it to a small bowl of flour. Squeeze the butter into the flower until it's well coated, and stir it into the stew. Cover and cook another 30-45 minutes. Serve with some crusty bread for dipping!


Check back soon for my other epic Guinness recipe: Guinness Brownies. They're even more amazing than they sound!

Til Next Time!

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