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Beef Stew with Guinness Beer

This recipe is so easy!  it comes together fast, and the Guinness makes it hearty.  It originally came from an instagram post that my husband found, but then I modified it a lot.

What I like about this recipe is that it’s fast and easy to make.  The key is to cook the onions and garlic first. But you do not need to bother cooking the potatoes first.  Using good quality ingredients will make this taste the best.

I like Pomi tomoatoes and I tried for the first time frozen organic beef bone broth.  But really you can use any beef broth or chopped tomatoes.  This dish is less fatty than the short ribs slow cooker recipe.

 

 

For a thickener, I used Knox gelatine instead of corn starch.  You can use corn starch, flour, or gelatine.   Because I’m trying to stay away from corn and gluten I decided to use Knox Gelatine.  This is also great to use to make home made jello.  You can find my recipes for that here on this blog.

 

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Beef Stew with Guiness

Simple beef stew that is rich in flavor, and very easy to make
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time9 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot, beef, stew, carrots,
Servings: 4 people
Author: Christina Hills

Equipment

  • crock pot

Ingredients

  • 1.75-2.4 lbs beef stew meat (top sirloin)
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups carrots diced in large chunks
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-4 medium yukon gold potatoes or white potatoes

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Beef Bone broth Use Bonafide Organic Beef Bone Broth if possible
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes use Pomi brand if possible
  • 1-1.5 cup Guinness Stout Dark Bee
  • 1.5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt regular salt will work too. to taste
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper or to taste
  • 1 tsp Dried tyme
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 packet Knox Gelatine Unflavored (Optional) (not the whole box, just an envelope) (or corn starch)

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  • Dice up onion and carrots but keep separated
  • Cut up the raw potatoes into 1" cubes. Don't bother peeling the potatoes.

Cook on Stove top

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the beef and set aside
  • Cook diced onion in a pan until golden brown. Stir frequently. Remove when done and put into the slow cooker.
  • Add the garlic to the still hot pan, and cook till golden brown but don't burn it. Remove from pan and add to the slow cooker.
  • Heat the pan again if needed till hot. Brown the beef in the pan until seared on all sides. Be careful not to crowd the beef, otherwise it will just steam and it won't brown.

Add to Slow Cooker

  • Add Carrots to slow cooker
  • Add beef to slow cooker, plus the the onions and garlic (if you missed that step)
  • Add beef broth, diced tomatoes, Guinness beer, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, tyme, and salt and pepper to slow cooker.
  • Cook for 8 hours on low and serve warm. Adjust salt as needed
  • Add gelatine at the end right before you serve to thicken the sauce

Notes

It might take you less time to prepare the dish before you put in the slow cooker.  I just plan for 1-1.5 hours of prep time

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Beef Stew with Guinness
simple beef stew that is rich in flavor, but easy to make
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, slow cooker
Prep Time 1 hours
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, slow cooker
Prep Time 1 hours
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Dice up onion and cook in a pan until golden brown. Stir frequently. Remove when done and put into the slow cooker.
  2. While onions are cooking, dice up the carrots.
  3. Remove onion from pan and add the garlic and cook till golden brown but don't burn it. Remove from pan and add to the slow cooker.
  4. Heat the pan again if needed till hot. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the beef and and brown in the pan until seared on all sides. Be careful not to crowd the beef, otherwise it will just steam and it won't brown.
  5. Add beef to slow cooker
  6. Add beef broth, diced tomatoes, Guinness beer, Worchester sauce, bay leaf, tyme, and salt and pepper to slow cooker.
  7. Cut up the raw potatoes into 1" cubes. Don't bother peeling the potatoes. Add to the slow cooker
  8. Cook for 8 hours on low and serve warm. Adjust salt as needed
  9. add gelatine at the end to thicken the sauce

This is the personal blog of Christina Hills. It is intended to document her personal life, so you might find many typos and incomplete articles. Browse this site as is. Christina Hills, is the creator of the Website Creation Workshop, blogs here about life and spirituality. She is a seeker of truth, follower of Jesus, and loves all things Divine