Beef and Guinness Stew

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Serves: 3-4

What you need

  • 500g stewing beef, diced to about 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 250 ml Guinness
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch chunks

How to put this together

  1. Heat oil over medium heat. Working in batches, brown the beef cubes. Transfer to plate. Make sure you don’t over-crowd the beef pieces in each batch.
  2. Add onions + garlic. Saute for 3-4 mins.
  3. Add chicken stock + Guinness + bay leaf + tomato paste + salt + paprika + sugar. Bring to boil.
  4. Add beef. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add a splash if water if you think it’s getting too dry/thick.
  5. Add carrots + potatoes + celery chunks. Stir well. Cover and simmer for 20-30 mins, until the vegetables are done. Taste & season.
  6. Serve with crusty bread
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