Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guinness Beef Stew with a Secret Ingredient

Why is this a Foodgasm?

Ahhh Beef Stew, it is perfect and oh so comforting in the winter! I took your traditional beef stew and but I had to kick that puppy up a notch. What should I add? BEER! Not just any beer, but Guinness! So you got this subtle dark beer flavor with your beefy goodness, just to kick those notes of espresso to the next level, I added the secret ingredient.....

What you need

  • 1.4 pounds cubed flank steak
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Light Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups of Guinness Beer
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons **secret ingredient**
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 4 cups beef stock

How to make it

1- In a bowl mix together flour salt, pepper and chili powder.
2- Toss the cubed beef in there getting all of the pieces covered on all sides with the flour mixture.
3- In a Dutch oven heat up your oil on medium high heat.
4- Toss in the flour covered beef and brown the beef.
5- Add in your onions and cook them until caramelized.
6- Pour in your Guinness oh and let yourself take a nice whiff of that amazing aroma! Let than cook down for a couple minutes.
7- Place in your carrots, potatoes, tomato paste. Stir well.
8- Then add your **secret ingredient**, cinnamon and  curry until well mixed.
9- Lastly add the beef stock.
10- Place in oven at 300ยบ for about 1 hour.

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