Recipe by Chef John
"The maltiness of dark beer really does amazing things for this gravy. It's a very simple dish, but at the same time it has a deep, complex, rich flavor. I served this in a nice ring of green onion-mashed potatoes. I hope you give this a try, whether for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of the year."
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bacon, cut into small pieces
2 1/2 pounds
boneless beef chuck, cut into 2-inch pieces
salt, or more to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
onions, coarsely chopped
1 (14.9 ounce) can
dark beer (such as Guinness®)
carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
2 1/2 cups
chicken stock, or as needed to cover
Thought it was fantastic. Cooked it in my dutch oven. Added turnips to the mix. It was a big hit!!
I was hesitant to make this because I hate Guinness, but I'm SO glad I took a chance...It turned out amazing! Both my husband and I loved it. I planned to follow the recipe exactly. However, my son felt like being a handful while I was cooking, so I accidentally left out one (of the two) onions...still turned out great! Used my dutch oven. Will be making again soon!
I made this recipe for a family Christmas party using smoked, overly cooked (i.e. DRIED OUT!)leftover brisket. I was hoping the cooking slow and low in the Guinness would tenderize and moisten the brisket. It turned out FANTASTIC and there were NO leftovers, sorry to say! LOL! I made it the next day for my family, again using this overcooked, smoked brisket and it turned out just as great! THIS is DEFINITELY a keeper!! (I didn't use any sugar. That's the only adjustment I made, except for the dried out meat I used!) A GREAT way to use up meat that turned out too dry and tough! Thanks for this recipe, Chef John!!
I have made this recipe twice as is and it is already a family favorite. Really delicious!
This was a great cold weather food with a great rich taste. I substituted beef stock for chicken stock. I think this gave the recipe a much deeper flavor. Left overs reheated the next day were even better. Football crowd is already requesting this for next weekend again.
Great recipe! I used beef broth instead of chicken and we loved this stew. Many stews seem to lack a bit in flavor but not this one. We had it with mashed potatoes. I will definitely be keeping a supply of Guinness on hand just for this stew. Thanks Chef John! I do love your recipes!
My husband and I love this recipe! Followed exactly and would not change a thing. Can't wait for the leftovers!
I used beef broth instead of chicken because that's all i had and it was still great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beef and Guinness(R) Stew
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 221
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