Irish Beef Stew

Traditionally, an Irish stew (aka Guinness Stew) is made with lamb, which you can totally do.

INGREDIENTS

3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 lb. beef chuck stew meat, cubed into 1" pieces
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
4 c. low-sodium beef broth
1 (16-oz.) bottle Guinness
2 tsp. fresh thyme
Freshly chopped parsley, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Season beef with salt and pepper, then add to pot and cook on all sides until seared, 10 minutes, working in batches if necessary. Transfer beef to a plate. 
  2. In same pot, add remaining tablespoon oil and cook onion, carrots, and celery until soft, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  3. Add beef back to Dutch oven, then add potatoes, broth, beer, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer until beef and potatoes are tender, 30 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley before serving.