Beef and Guinness Stew


Beef and Guinness Stew

This beef and Guinness stew is the perfect comfort food for a winter’s day. The stew is packed full of flavour, thanks to the addition of Guinness, and is sure to keep you warm and satisfied. Serve with some creamy mashed potatoes and a green vegetable for a complete meal.

Ingredients:

– 1.5 kg beef chuck, cut into 2.5 cm cubes
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 large onion, diced
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 carrot, diced
– 1 celery stalk, diced
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 tablespoon plain flour
– 1 can (440 ml) Guinness
– 1 beef stock cube
– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tablespoon tomato paste
– 2 cups (500 ml) water
– Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

2. Add the beef cubes and cook until browned all over.

3. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, thyme, and bay leaf, and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are softened.

4. Stir in the flour, then add the Guinness, beef stock cube, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste.

5. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender.

6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

7. Serve with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.

Potential changes & improvements:

– For a richer stew, you could add some additional Guinness or beef stock.
– You could also add some chopped potatoes to the stew, which will absorb some of the flavourful liquid as they cook.
– If you’d like a bit more of a kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the stew.

Works Well With…

– Mashed potatoes
– Green vegetables such as green beans or broccoli
– Crusty bread

Common Mistakes:

– Not browning the beef: Be sure to brown the beef cubes before adding the other ingredients. This will add flavour and depth to the stew.

– Not simmering long enough: The beef needs to be cooked until it is tender, so be sure to simmer the stew for at least 2-3 hours.

Nutritional Information:

– Energy: 2200 kJ
– Protein: 50 g
– Fat: 30 g
– Carbohydrates: 20 g
– Fibre: 4 g
– Sodium: 580 mg

Allergens:

– Gluten
– Dairy


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