I recently prepared a Guinness stew to celebrate the Irish heritage of the grandmother of a wonderful friend of mine…well, it’s done…and it is DELICIOUS! I based this dish on a recipe by Chef John of the Food Wishes blog (http://foodwishes.blogspot.com), but of course I had to add my own “flair” to this international delight.
The biggest liberty I took was with the actual beer. The recipe calls for one can of Guinness Extra Stout…I used about four cans, in addition to a bit of my usual Schlitz Malt Liquor and a small amount of beef stock. That amount of Guinness really could have made the stew bitter, but I knew that my magic culinary touch would prevail…and it did. The stew was perfect. I also used larger amounts of the other ingredients as well.
So check out the original recipe below (and at this URL: http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2013/03/beef-guinness-stew-eating-beer-on-st.html), and then view the complete photo album to see my detailed preparation…
Simmer stew on very low heat, covered, for about 2 hours, or until fork tender. Uncover, raise heat to med-high, and reduce the liquid, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens to your liking.