Irish Beef Stew

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If you are surprised to see “beef stew” on my website, well I am too. I gotta be honest, creating this was a struggle. I struggled using the beef and finding a base recipe to go from that did not have a bunch of mixes and artificial seasoning packets. I created this one based off of a couple of other recipes. It turned out great and is perfect for a cool spring evening.  I decided to make this as part of my  “St. Paddy’s” party for my “Living with Lindee” segment on NBC, WSLS 10 “Daytime Blue Ridge.”  It is full of veggies, real beef and pairs nicely with the Irish Soda Bread.  We (minus the husband) do occasionally eat beef. He is traveling this week, so this was the perfect time to make it. I trialed it on the old family successfully, and can now bring it on the show.

Ingredients

    • 4-5red potatoes, skin on, quartered
    • 3 carrots,  sliced into thick chunks
    • 1 large onion (diced)
    •   2 bay leaves
    • 3 lbs stew meat, organic beef or lamb
    •   1/4 cup flour
    • S&P to taste
    • 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2-3large garlic cloves, minced
    • 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, halved
    • 1(8 ounce) chopped tomatoes
    • 32 ounces organic beef broth 
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning 
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 12 ounces beer ( Guinness, draught or stout)
    • 1 cup frozen peas

Directions

  1. Put potato, carrot, in the bottom of crock pot. Top with 2 bay leaves.
  2. Season flour  and S&P.  Coat the beef just until browned.
  3. Add onion and garlic to the same pan and sautée over med heat for a few minutes.
  4. Add meat and onions to crock pot, top with mushrooms.
  5. Mix remaining beef broth with tomato sauce,  remaining seasonings, and add to crock pot. Pour in most of bottle of beer
  6. Cook 8 hours on low heat. Stir in frozen peas in the last few minutes of serving. They will warm up without becoming “mushy”

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

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