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Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew -  hearty comforting stew with chunky hunks of beef slowly cooked and simmered in a rich and flavorful Guinness gravy sauce. Hands off easy and so tender, you can eat it by the spoon!

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 - 5 cups
Calories 639 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 3 thick slices bacon , (diced)
  • 2 pounds (0.91 kg) stew beef , cut in small chunks
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 stalks celery , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon (2.80 g) minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon powder beef, chicken or vegetable , adjust to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups broth/water or more
  • 1 cup Guinness or any dark beer
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1-2 pounds potatoes cut in large chunks
  • 2-3 large carrots cut in large chunks
  • 1 cup peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 green onions , diced

Instructions

  1. In a large Dutch over-medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp. This may take about 5-6 minutes.

  2. Remove bacon from skillet and transfer to a plate. There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (about 1-2 tablespoons).

  3. Season stew beef with salt and pepper to thoroughly cover all sides.

  4. Add about 1-2 more oil .. Add stew beef and brown well, turning once, about 2 -3 minutes per side, until beef lightly browns. Do not overcrowd pan. Cook in batches, if necessary. Remove and set aside.

  5. Add onions, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and celery to the skillet. Stir for about 2-3 minutes until onions is translucent. Then add flour and cook for another minute. Pour in about 1-2 cups water.

  6. Add, paprika, tomato paste and bouillon. Continue stirring , then add Guinness, brown sugar ,  brown beef .  Add  more water or broth to the pot scrape all sides. Make sure it covers the food. Bring to a boil. 

  7. 20 minutes before stew is ready throw in potatoes, carrots and peas; adjust seasonings according to preference. 

  8. Cover and cook on until potatoes are tender.

  9. Remove, garnish with , bacon  and parsley if  desired and serve with bread.