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Video Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Stewing Beef
  • 1 can Guinness
  • 1 can Tomato Paste
  • 1 – 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 Potato
  • 2 medium Carrots
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Preparation

  1. Rough cut onions, carrots, garlic and potatoes.
  2. Ensure beef is in bite sized chunks.
  3. Add some olive oil to an oven safe pan at medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Add stewing beef, along with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook for 5 – 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Basically, try and brown the beef on all sides.
  6. Add carrots and garlic. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 2 heaping tablespoons (3/4 of the can) of tomato paste. Stir well and cook for 3 – 4 minutes.
  8. Add 3/4 can of Guinness, using wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil to cook off alcohol.
  9. Add potatoes, bay leaf, 4 or 5 sprigs of fresh thyme and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Stir quickly before adding just enough beef stock to barely cover ingredients. Bring back to a boil.
  10. Cover and place in a pre-heated oven at 300°. Cook for 2 – 2.5 hours until beef is ultra-tender. Add more beef stock (up to 1/2 a cup) after 1.5 hours if necessary.