Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Stew Recipe

Irish Beef Stew

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 lbs beef chuck (stew meat)
1 pound carrots
6 large potatoes cut into chunks
1 large onion cut into chunks
2 cloves garlic minced
2 cups beef broth
1 6 0z can tom paste
1 bottle of Guinness!!!!! (yup, beer!!!!!)
1 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp corn starch

this is cooked in a crock pot....

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over med heat. Toss cubes of beef in flour to coat, then fry in hot oil until browned. Place the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in bottom of large crock pot. Place the browned meat on top of the vegetables. Mix the together the beef broth and tom paste and pour over top in crock pot. Now pour the bottle of Guinness over top.
2. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours. During the last hour before serving, dissolve the cornstarch in water and then stir into broth. simmer on high setting for a few minutes to thicken.


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