St. Patrick’s Day, an official feast day, was definitely a day of celebration- not just on the actual day, March 17, but all throughout the weekend as well.
I thought- I need to make something. What’s better than an Irish stew? Since it was a Thursday night (work the next morning… wah wah wah…) and I couldn’t do anything too labor intensive- this was the perfect recipe!
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed
3 cups of stout beer (such as Guinness)
2 potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered (I just cubed all of the potatoes and they came out fine…)
Additional salt and pepper to taste
- Heat Olive Oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Stir in the onion, garlic, salt & pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and become translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Stir in the beef, beer, and potatoes.
- Bring stew to a boil over high heat and then reduce to heat to medium-low.
- Cover and simmer until the beef is tender- about 2 hours.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper before enjoying.
I also added a piece of bread from a loaf I had purchased on top, and let it sop up the liquidy goodness.
Posted by Jennifer Hubbard