Irish-American Guinness Stew with beef nestled in a savory Guinness Stout broth with onions, potatoes and carrots.
Keyword: Beef Stew with Guinness, Irish Beef Stew, Irish Stew
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen
6slicespepper bacon(or regular bacon), cubed
4-6largeyukon gold potatoescubed
16oz.Guinness Stout beer
salt and pepper to taste
Prep vegetables, beef and bacon
In a large stockpot, add oil; bring to medium heat and add bacon; cook bacon until it is somewhat crisp; use a slotted spoon, remove bacon bits and place on paper towel
Working in batches, add cubed beef to the stockpot; brown meat on all sides; remove beef from stockpot and set aside
Deglaze the stockpot: Pour Guinness Stout beef into the stockpot; bring heat to high and use a wooden spoon to scrape any remnants from the bottom of the pan
Add onions, carrots and celery to stockpot; allow to cook for 3 minutes
Add seared beef, cooked bacon, beef broth, tomato paste, potatoes, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves to the stockpot; cover and allow to simmer for 50 minutes; check the liquid level frequently; if the liquid begins to absorb, add more beef stock or water
If you want to make this delicious Irish-American stew in a crockpot, just brown the beef on the stove top first, then add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Make sure the liquid covers the meat and vegetables, and cook on low 5-7 hours.