Guinness and Beef Stew
Main Course, Entree
3 lbs boneless stewing beef, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
5 slices of bacon, diced
2 cooking onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, cut into 1″ pieces
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1″ rounds
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can Guinness Beer, 14.9oz
3 sprigs thyme
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups beef broth (more in required to cover beef)
1 cup of frozen peas
Mashed potatoes for serving
NanoBond 5qt Dutch Oven
Products to Use:
Season the beef cubes with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Heat a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add in the bacon and cook until it is crisp, 5 to 8 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to a large plate leaving the fat in the pot. Turn heat to medium-high, then sear the beef cubes in batches in the hot fat, about 2 minutes per side until browned, 4 minutes total. Use tongs to remove the beef to the plate with the bacon, leaving fat in the skillet. Continue to cook beef in batches until it has all been browned. Turn the heat down to medium, then add in the onions, celery, and carrots. Cook stirring occasionally until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste and cook for another minute or two.
Pour in beer and stir with a hard spatula or wooden spoon, scraping up any browned bits of food off the bottom of the pot. Cook for 4 minutes.
Next, add back in the beef, bacon, and any juices from the plate.
Add thyme, sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir to combine then pour in beef broth. Bring stew to a gentle simmer, then reduce heat to low and cover pot. Simmer stew until beef is tender, about 2 hours, occasionally skimming off any fat or foam. Remove the lid and raise heat to medium-high. Bring stew to a low boil and cook until stew has slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove and discard thyme sprigs.
Add in peas and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes.