Daily Archives: September 22, 2008

Food Monday ~ Beef Stew with Guinness

Beef Stew with Guinness
Preheat oven to 140°C

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 Bay leaves
2 lbs stewing steak cubed
1 large onion sliced
A sprig of thyme
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
2-3 tablespoons all- purpose flour
¾ cup beef stock
½ cup Guinness stout
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
½ lb carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Season to taste
Serves 4-6

In a pan heat the oil and the bay leaves. Cook the bay leaves for a moment and then add the meat brown on both sides on high heat. Add the sliced onion and cook for a few minutes until it is clear. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic, thyme, rosemary and flour, and stir well until smooth.Add the beef stock and stout; simmer, stirring, until the stew thickens a bit. Add the remaining ingredients and transfer to casserole dish and cook in a preheated oven for about 2 hours, stirring a couple of times. Check for salt and pepper before serving.