Nothing says Irish food like an amazing beef stew done with stout (that’s usually Guinness, by the way!). This delicious dinner can simmer in your slow cooker all day long and you can indulge in a little bit of Irish stew heaven before heading out for your festivities on St. Patrick’s Day!

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    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
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    1 teaspoon salt
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    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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    1/4 cup vegetable oil
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    1 large white or yellow onion, cut into quarters
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    4 cloves garlic, minced
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    15 ounces of Irish stout beer(Guinness)
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    3 cups of beef broth
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    2 tsp dried thyme
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    1 tbsp dried parsley
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    2 bay leaves
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    3 large carrots, cut into 2-inch chunks
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    salt and pepper to taste
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    3 medium red potatoes, cut into large 2-3-inch chunks
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    2 pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • Directions
    • 1
      Whisk together the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Add in the beef pieces a few at a time and toss to coat each piece evenly.
    • 2
      Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add in the beef pieces and fry until it is browned on all sides.
    • 3
      Add the onion into the same skillet used for the beef and fry until softened. Add in the garlic and fry for one minute more, until the garlic is browned. Add in the stout to deglaze the pan:  bring to a boil for 1 minute then scrape the flavourful browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or other non-scratching utensil. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
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      Add the beef broth, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, potatoes and carrots into the slow cooker.
    • 5
      Cook on low until beef is almost tender, from 8-9 hours.  Add salt and pepper to taste at the end.
    • 6
      Serve and enjoy.

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