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Beef Stew

Course Soup
Cuisine Irish
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 8
Author Kelley @Miss Information Blog

Ingredient List

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds cubed stewing beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 large onions coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped or minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons cubes, or packets beef bouillon
  • 3 Yukon Gold Potatoes scrubbed and cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 container button or baby Bella mushrooms cut in quarters
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bottle Guinness stout beer
  • 2-3 cups water

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a heavy pot.
  2. Season meat with salt and pepper and brown in batches on all sides.
  3. Return all the meat to the pot and add about 4 cups of water to just cover the meat.
  4. Simmer for two hours until the meat is tender, do not boil.
  5. Skim off any foam.
  6. Add tomato paste, beef bouillon onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms thyme and Guinness.
  7. Add 2-3 cups water just to cover vegetables and simmer for one hour.
  8. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.