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Irish stew with beer, tender beef, carrots and potatoes.
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Irish Stew

This Irish stew is a blend of tender meat, carrots and potatoes, all simmered to perfection in a savory and complex beer broth. The perfect comfort food meal for a cold night!
Course Soup
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Irish stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 387kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 cup onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Irish stout beer
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 pounds small yellow potatoes halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 cups carrots peeled, halved and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add half the beef cubes to the pot in a single layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Remove the beef from the pot and repeat with remaining meat. Remove all the browned meat from the pot.
  • Add the onions to the pot and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Return the meat to the pot. Add the flour and stir to coat the meat and onions.
  • Add the beer, beef broth, tomato paste, potatoes, thyme and carrots to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and bring the pot to a simmer.
  • Cover the pot. Place it in the oven and bake for 2 1/2 - 3 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 1328mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5471IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 8mg