Beef & stout stew with carrots

Beef & stout stew with carrots

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 3 hrs

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Sweet, slow-cooked melty carrots and beautifully tender meat, this dish is comfort in a pot

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
562
protein
58g
carbs
26g
fat
23g
saturates
8g
fibre
6g
sugar
20g
salt
1.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1kg stewing beef, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 10 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml can Guinness
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • pinch of sugar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • big thyme sprig
  • Creamy parsnip mash, to serve (see recipe below)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Heat the oil in large lidded casserole dish, brown the meat really well in batches, then set aside. Add the onion and carrots to the dish, give them a good browning, then scatter over the flour and stir. Tip the meat and any juices back into the dish and give it all a good stir. Pour over the Guinness and crumble in the stock cube. Season the stew with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Tuck in the herbs and bring everything to a simmer.
  2. Cover with a lid and place in the oven for about 2½ hrs until the meat is really tender. The stew can now be chilled and frozen for up to 3 months – defrost completely before reheating until piping hot. Leave the stew to settle a little, then serve with Creamy parsnip mash for a true celebration of winter vegetables.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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trisha1264's picture
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it was well good made it for tea today and we all love it

littlemisslucky's picture

Is this ok for young children as I guess the alcohol content is zero by the time it is cooked?

kimberleybrown's picture
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Herbs de provence are fab in it and a few tomatoes. fabulous!

philinbrighton's picture

If you don't want to use guiness you could use another stout or ale or even red wine. If you want to avoid using alcohol at all just replace it with water but you'd probably want to add another stock cube too make up for the flavour.

zaiteena's picture

Can i substitute Guiness for other ingredient?

natalierachel's picture
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Loved this. Best stew I've tasted. Delicious!

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