[at-l] Chainsaw's Guinness Stew Recipe

Jan Lite liteshoe at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 19:59:57 CST 2010

Oh, that sounds swooningly good.
My brother is coming for the Christmas holidays. This sounds like a winner.
Thanks, Chainsaw!

>You could try the following:

 a.. 2-3 pounds beef stew meat, roast meat, or steak meat, cut into 1 to 1
1/2 inch cubes and trimmed of excess fat  (For authenticity, you can
use/substitute mutton, sheep, or lamb shanks etc. The meat can be the less
costly cut, as you will be biasing it tender.)
 b.. about 1/3 cup flour

Vary the vegetables to your taste. Choice of the following:
 a.. 2-3 carrots, peeled and sliced
 b.. 1-2 rib celery (optional), sliced
 c.. 3 medium potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes (or substitute
baby red potatoes, quartered -- for a nice touch)
 d.. 1 small onion, roughly chopped in larges pieces or 2 large shallots
 e.. 1 large parsnip, roughly chopped
 f.. one 10 ounce package frozen cut green beans or one 10 ounce package
frozen peas
 g.. one 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes

 a.. 400 ml Guinness stout (or more)
 b.. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 tbsp. chopped fresh)
 c.. 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tbsp. chopped fresh)
 d.. 2 dried bay leaves
 e.. beef base or bouillon mixed with about 1 C. boiling water until
 f.. 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
 g.. few drops worcestershire sauce (optional)
 h.. 2 -3 tablespoons packed brown sugar (optional)
 i.. 1 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (optional but good)
 j.. More four as needed
 k.. Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Prep vegies, of choice.

Heat oil in a skillet just short of smoking. Dredge beef chunks in flour and
add to hot oil. Brown on all sides. Add to crockpot, and repeat with
remaining beef.

When done browning the meat, the skillet with have bits of browned
meat/flour stuck to it. Pour about a half a cup of the beef base/bouillon
broth into the hot pan, bring to a boil and scrape the pan to loosen the
meat and the flour left in the pan. Add to stew.

Add vegies of choice.

Add the seasonings and sugar and chocolate. (The sugar and or chocolate is
to offset the tartness of the beer.  So, it is a matter of taste.)

Add rest of the beef base/bouillon broth and 3/4 of the Guinness ? as needed
to just cover the meat & vegies.

Put the top on the crockpot and leave it on (if you?re looking you?re not
cooking ? e.g., if you stir or take the top off the crock pot to look you
lose a half hour or more of cooking).

Cook on HIGH for two hours, then turn it down and cook on low for six more

About 1/2 hour before serving, take lid off, remove bay leaves, mix flour w/
the reserved Guinness and add to thicken.  Cover and cook for the remaining
1/2 hour.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Good luck


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