This one is a winner.
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 lb cubed beef stew meat (1 1/4")
- 1 med onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 oz beer (pale lager)
- 3 1/2 c beef broth
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 8 new potatoes (1 1/2"-2" diameter), quartered
- 4 carrots, sliced diagonally
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- Finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- Crusty bread (optional)
Cooking time 180mins
Adapted from facebook.com
1. Heat oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season beef. Working in 2 batches, brown meat on all sides, 6 minutes. Remove to plate.
2. Add onion to pot and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
3. Pour in beer. Add broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, sugar, paprika, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and pepper to taste.
4. Return beef to pot. Simmer until meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
5. Stir in potatoes and carrots. Simmer until vegetables are tender and meat is very tender, 30 to 40 minutes longer.
6. Remove 1 cup of liquid from pot and slowly whisk in flour. Stir back into pot and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 10 minutes. Season. Sprinkle with parsley (if using). Serve with bread, if desired. — with Linda Brus Eaton.