Beef and Beer Stew

Beef and Beer Stew

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 3 h 15 min
  • Servings 6
  • Freezes Yes
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
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Ingredients

    • 2 lbs (1 kg) boneless beef chuck roast, cut into cubes
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
    • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 12 wedges
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 440 ml Guinness or other beer of your choice
    • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) beef or chicken broth
    • 1 medium-sized turnip, peeled and cut into large cubes
    • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 

    • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) diced prunes
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
    • Salt and pepper

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

The classic "Irish Stew" was originally prepared with mutton, root vegetables, and water. After the great famine of 1845 and the emigration of a portion of the population, the dish evolved and includes ingredients easier to find in their new land, such as beef. Finally, we replaced the water with Guinness, the flagship beer of the Irish culture. For this recipe, you can substitute it with the beer of your choice.

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