"This recipe is designed to be inexpensive while still tasting good. My family would usually eat stew once per week. This is a recipe I developed myself over time, it reminds me of eating supper on Sunday night with my family. This is an adaptation of Irish stew made with lamb. In Ireland lamb was cheap, and in Canada beef is much cheaper than lamb. I'm aware of a French Canadian version that uses pork. Serve with bread." — Robert Connolly
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2 1/4 pounds
cubed beef stew meat
potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
turnip, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
1 1/2 cups
Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)
This is a wonderful stew. It is worth the extra trouble of going finding the beer. It has a flavor that only alcohol can do for a dish. Will make again.
Hearty and healthy but oh-so-bland.
If you like the taste of dark beer, this recipe is for you.
This recipe is almost identical to the stew my Irish mother served in Montreal about once a week. Myself and all of my siblings still make it at least twice a month. Note, when we cook veggies throughout the week, we save the cooking water in a "stew pot" which is kept in the freezer. When the pot is full of veggie stock, it's time to make this stew.
Best Irish stew with Guinness beer I've eaten. I made this for a ski party and it was a hit with everyone. It had rich, hearty taste. I would recommend it.
I was able to use a nice hunk of leftover roast beef for this, which was already seasoned, so I didn't need the additional s&p. Didn't have the turnip, so omitted it, and I also only had Guinness Black Lager on hand, so used that and it turned out great!! This will become my go-to beef stew from now on - better than at the Irish pub!
Didn't use veggie stock, used water and a bullion cube (what I had on hand). I used a regular dark lager (also on hand) and put it all in the crockpot on low. Exactly how I like my stew!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Canadian Beef Stew
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
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