This hearty Guinness Beef Stew made with beer is the perfect cure for the winter blues.
It’s been pretty gloomy here the past week or so in PA. As much as I love listening to the rain, I want my sunshine back.
Of course the best way to help cheer any person up is some nice, hearty comfort food. I’ve been dying to try this Guinness Beef Stew since March, but because it takes a few hours to cook, I can only make it on the weekend.
Most of the cooking time is letting it sit in the oven, so it’s great to make while you are doing housework.
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To make this Guinness Beef Stew, you cut up a roast into cubes. This recipe is perfect to cook those tougher cuts of meat because you are really making them tender.
The smallest roast the butcher had was 1.5 pounds, which is a lot for one girl! Of course I could have asked for a smaller piece, but I decided on eating the leftovers for lunch at work. I never seem to pack enough good food for lunch.
There is a little bit of work in the beginning with browning the meat, so it’s not quite set it and forget it. Once you get past that part, then you can let it cook while you are off doing other things. Just don’t forget to set a timer!
Want to make beef stew even faster? Check out my Instant Pot Beef Stew For Two recipe to make it in almost half the time!
Along with the beef, I added carrots and pearl onions. Normally, I’d add mushrooms and potatoes, but I didn’t have either of those.
To make peeling pearl onions easier, boil them for 5 minutes, drain, and quickly rinse under cold water (dunking them into an ice bath is ideal, but I’m lazy). After they are cool enough to handle, pop them out of their skins. I could seriously eat pearl onions just like that, plain and oh so slightly cooked.
If you don’t have any, of course you can chop up a regular onion. The pearl onions melt down anyway, so you really can’t tell. I was cleaning out my produce drawer and that’s what I had.
Source: Adapted from Irish Pub Cooking (Amazon affiliate link)
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