[at-l] Chainsaw's Guinness Stew Recipe
codycodygirl at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 20:07:58 CST 2010
It sounds wonderful. I'll report back after this week, but I don't see how
it could go wrong.
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 7:59 PM, Jan Lite <liteshoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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