Recipe | "Guinness Beef Irish Stew" by Sue Ready

"I developed this recipe for a food column that I write twice a month in a local newspaper. The theme this month was all things Irish. Enjoy! - Sue  (Yum! Thanks Sue!)

  • 1-1/2 lb. beef stew meat or sirloin cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup flour for Ziploc bag
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small box of white mushrooms, rinsed and sliced
  • 2 TB. tomato paste
  • 1/2 bottle of Guinness Draught Beer 
  • 2 cups finely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup each diced parsnips and celery
  • 4 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 TB. parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. each allspice and celery seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. each marjoram, thyme and Rosemary
  • 1TB. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth or chicken broth 
  • 3/4 cup each Bloody Mary Mix and V-8 juice or 1-1/2 cups V-8 juice
  • 1/3 cup water mixed with 3 TB. flour

In a Ziploc bag add ½ cup flour, coat beef cubes
Brown beef cubes in 2 TB. hot olive oil and set aside
In same frying pan, sauté mushrooms, minced garlic and onions until caramelized about 3-4 minutes
In a soup pot, add browned beef cubes, beef or chicken broth, V-8 juice, Bloody Mary mix and 1/3 cup water mixed with 3TB.flour, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, celery, mushroom/onion mixture, spices and yes don't forget the beer!
Cook on low heat covered about 1-1/2 -2 hours until carrots, parsnips and potatoes are done
Discard bay leaves before serving

Note: The stew can be made in a crockpot. Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 6-8 hours until vegetables are tender

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