It’s officially cold in Texas! We hit 30 something degrees last night. It warmed up a bit during the day today, but it was still great weather for a stew. This is sort of an Irish Stew, I guess thanks to the Guinness & Malt vinegar. So, enjoy this on a cold night and let the Guinness help warm you up. J
1 lb cubed beef stew meat
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 C baby carrots, chopped
3 or 4 red potatoes, diced small
1 bottle of Guinness
1 box (4 C) Beef stock
Salt, pepper, crushed red pepper
About 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
In a large Ziploc bag shake up flour, and about 1 tsp each salt & pepper. Add cubed stew meat & shake to coat. Heat olive oil and add meat, stirring until browned. Add onions and cook with beef until onions start to soften. Pour mixture into crockpot.
In same pan, brown carrots, just until they start to get a little color on them. Add to crockpot as well. In same pan, start browning potatoes. Add salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper. When potatoes seem almost browned, add a splash of malt vinegar. Add to crockpot and stir all to combine.
While pan is still on medium heat, add bottle of Guinness to deglaze. Cook beer for just a minute before pouring over crockpot mixture. Add beef broth and cook on high for 4 hours, low for 2 hours.
We served this with quartered English Muffins and it was delicious!!