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Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew

Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:3 hours Total Time:3 hours 15 minutes Servings: 4

An easy Irish style beef stew with slowly braised beef!

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound beef, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can Irish stout (or 2 cups beef broth)
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 medium white potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optiaonal)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the beef in the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat until browned on all sides before setting aside and draining off all but 1 tablespoon of the grease.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook unitl fragrant, about a mintute.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping any brown bits up from the bottom of the pan as the broth sizzles before adding the remaining broth, stout, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the beef is almost falling apart tender, about 2-3 hour, OR transfer to a preheated 350F/180C oven and roast, covered, until the beef is tender, about 2-3 hours, OR transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.
  6. Add the potatoes and carrots and cook until tender, about 15 minuites.
  7. Add the Worcestershire sauce and fish sauce before seasoning with salt and pepepr to taste.

Option: Soak 1 ounce dried mushrooms in just boiled watrer until tender, drain and chop before adding the mushrooms and the liquid they were soaked into the stew!
Option: Add 1/4 cup flour (rice flour for gluten-free) along with the garlic for a thicker, more gravy like stew!
Option: Add 2 stalks celery, sliced)
Option: Add 1/2 cup peas.
Option: Use lamb instead of beef.
Tip: Make a double batch!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 461, Fat 9g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0.3g), Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 1013mg, Carbs 32g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 6g), Protein 32g

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