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Guinness Beef Stew

March 13, 2013

All I know about St Patrick’s Day is that it’s an Irish holiday and everything should be green and covered in clover leaves. St Patrick’s Day is on March 17, it has been celebrated by the Irish for centuries in honour of the death of the Saint Patrick who is said to have brought Christianity to Ireland after escaping enslavement.  However, did you know that St Patrick’s colour was actually blue? Apparently when the clover became an Irish national symbol so did the wearing of green, making blue a long lost memory.

Enough history! Although you may not have a connection to the patron saint of Ireland, this holiday has become less about religion and more about celebration of Irish culture. What do you think of when you think of Ireland (apart from funny accents)? I think Guinness. This Guinness Beef Stew will keep everyone happy, ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of men will be satisfied and women will appreciate the tenderness of the meat and enjoy Guinness in food rather than feeling an obligation to chug a pint in order to join the festivities.

Stout Beef Stew

Stout Beef Stew

Fry the onions, garlic and thyme in olive oil in a pressure cooker pan until softened.

Fried Onions

Fried Onions

Dust the steak pieces in the seasoned flour and fry in a hot pan until evenly browned all over.

Dusted Steak

Dusted Steak 

Fried Steak

Fried Steak

Pour in Guinness and beef stock, cover with pressure lid and leave to simmer of a medium to low heat for 35-40 minutes.

To make the dumplings, rub together the flour, butter, parsley and seasoning until it resembles bread crumbs. Add a little water and stir together until it forms a soft dough. With floured hands form four patties.

Dumpling Ingredients

Dumpling Ingredients

Dumpling ingredients look like breadcrumbs

Dumpling ingredients look like breadcrumbs 

Soft dough forming

Soft dough forming

Dumplings

Dumplings 

Remove lid from the pressure cooker and submerge the dumplings until halfway in and cook on a gentle heat for 30 more minutes.

Dumplings submerged halfway

Dumplings submerged halfway

Season with salt and pepper and then ladle into a bowl, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

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April x

Guinness Beef Stew
Serves 4
Hearty Irish Stew in time for St. Patrick's Day.
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Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
For Beef and Guinness Stew
  1. 2 onions , diced
  2. a few sprigs thyme
  3. 1 garlic clove , crushed
  4. olive oil
  5. 1kg braising steak , cut into chunks
  6. 6 tablespoons plain flour , seasoned with salt and pepper
  7. 2 large cans of Guinness
  8. 250 ml beef stock
For Parsley Dumplings
  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 cup plain flour
  3. salt and pepper
  4. 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Fry the onions, garlic and thyme in olive oil in a pressure cooker pan until softened.
  2. Dust the steak pieces in the seasoned flour and fry in a hot pan until evenly browned all over.
  3. Pour in Guinness and beef stock, cover with pressure lid and leave to simmer of a medium to low heat for 35-40 minutes.
  4. To make the dumplings, rub together the flour, butter, parsley and seasoning until it resembles bread crumbs. Add a little water and stir together until it forms a soft dough. With floured hands form four patties.
  5. Remove lid from the pressure cooker and submerge the dumplings until halfway in and cook on a gentle heat for 30 more minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and then ladle into a bowl, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Notes
  1. If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can use the same recipe but cook the stew for 3 hrs.
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