Saturday, March 22, 2008


A family favorite and something I grew up up eating a lot of.
4-6 Servings

2 lbs. chuck steak (stewing beef, pref grass fed) - cut 1" dice
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, bayleaf)
1 garlic clove - peeled
1 medium white onion - thinly sliced
2 carrots - peeled & cut into 1/4" slice
1/2 lb. mushrooms - sliced
4 cups beef broth
1 cup Guinness
S&P to taste

Preheat saute pan on med-high heat. Season flour with S&P, coat the beef shaking off excess. Saute the beef in 3 batches adding 1 tbsp. oil each time. Once beef is browned, set aside. Using same pan, add onion & carrots and garlic, saute for 3 mins. Add mushrooms and continue to saute for an additional minute. Add in tomato paste and stir constantly for 1 minute. Pour in 1 cup guinness and scrape all carmelised bits from bottom of pan. Add beef and veg mix together into large stock pot along with herbs and remaining liquid. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer covered for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hrs. approximately. It's ready to go when the beef is fork tender. Serve with soda bread and a good pint o' Guinness. Slainte!

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AnnMarie said...

I'm very glad to have found your stew video on YouTube. I can't wait to try this recipe ... and several of your other Irish favorites!

boogichidl said...

This tasted even better the next day! Thanks so much! Bastien & I also made some of your soda bread. Very easy and yummy with the stew!

Thanks for the wonderful lunch too, by the way.

Ryan said...

Hey Gavin, thanks so much for this recipe. The stew is simmer right now and smells great!

Gavan Murphy aka The Healthy Irishman said...

Thanks Ryan, How'd your 40 day challenge work out? And of course the stew? Let me know.

boogichild said...

Since it's that special day again - we're having this tonight with some soda bread and Guinness. Cheers!

Lee said...

i've seen the beef braised then cooked in guiness instead of the veggies, is that right as well?

The H.I. said...

Lee,either way will work. I add the Guinness and cook the meat with it to add more flavor, your choice.