Hearty Beef & Stout Stew
Adding a stout beer to the liquid in this beef stew recipe gives the stew a deeper flavor. Don't worry - this is a family friendly recipe, as the alcohol cooks off.
- 12 ounces boneless beef chuck, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 2 cups finely chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) diagonally cut carrot
- 6 ounces presliced cremini mushrooms, about 2 cups
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3/4 cup stout beer (such as Guinness)
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted beef stock (such as Swanson)
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
Adapted from myrecipes.com
Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add beef to pan, and cook for 3 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan.
Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add chopped onion, carrot, mushrooms, and thyme sprigs; sauté for 4 minutes.
Add tomato paste and minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add beer; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Combine beef stock and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add stock mixture to pan.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in beef, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in soy sauce. Discard thyme.