About this recipe:This warming stew is delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes.
1kg beef stewing steak
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 tablespoons plain flour
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2 large onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons tomato puree
3 carrots, chopped
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley to garnish
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:3hr › Ready in:3hr30min
Toss the beef with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Dredge the beef in this to coat.
Heat the remaining oil in a deep frying pan or casserole over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic. Stir the tomato puree into a small amount of water to dilute; pour into the pan and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
Pour 1/3 of the stout into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This adds a lot of flavour to the stock. Pour in the rest of the stout, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.
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I'm no chef by any means...but, i added 4 potatoes and 3 glasses of red wine, and it was so delicious,even my husband thought it was good..that's good enough for me !! top marks, thank you for sharing xx - 19 Aug 2009
It was delicious! I didn't have any carrots to hand so used a packet of mushrooms instead. Also, a trick my friend shared with me, add 1tsp oyster sauce ( he does this with everything from chili to spag bol, just lifts a level). Served it with creamy mash with extra mature cheddar. Yum. Easiest beef in Guinness I've done yet, and all in one big pot! - 08 Dec 2010