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Beef and Guinness stew
« on: June 10, 2009, 04:52:17 am »

BEEF AND GUINNESS STEW.

1 brown onion, quartered
3 tablespoons plain flour
500g beef, diced
olive oil
2 sticks celery, chopped
1 carrot, peeled, chopped
200g Swiss brown mushrooms, chopped
420g tin of diced tomatoes
1 cup Guinness or stout beer
1 large tablespoon of vegie stock concentrate
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
mashed potato and chopped parsley, to serve

1.   Place onion in bowl and chop on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
2.   Add beef, flour and oil. Saute for 3 min, temp 100, reverse speed 1.
3.   Add celery, carrot, mushrooms, tomatoes, beer, bay leaves and stock.
4.   Cook for 60min, temp 100, reverse speed 1.
5.   Season with salt and pepper and serve with mashed potato and chopped parsley.

TIPS
Carrot and celery can be chopped in TM before step 1 for 3 sec on speed 4-5. Set aside and add at step 3.
Tomato paste can be used instead of tinned tomatoes, add 100ml of water extra.
If using tender cuts of meat, cooking time can be reduced to 20 min. I use cheap cuts for this recipe which need longer cooking time to tenderise.
Potatoes and extra vegies can steamed in the Varoma while stew is cooking.

Modifications made by forum members
Thermomixer The leftover Guinness can be placed in an ice cube tray and frozen.
CP would be lovely as a pie.
Chelsea I made this yummy stew tonight with steamed dumplings in the varoma.  I love dumplings although my DH and kids still prefer mash.  I followed the buttermilk dumpling method from the budget busters booklet and then just had to tweak this recipe a little to suit.

Here are the changes I made to this recipe:
*I didn't wash the bowl after making the dumplings, but scraped it out quite well and used a little less flour in with the beef & oil.
*I added 100g water to the recipe (I put it in with the Guinness, stock etc).
*I cooked the stew for 25 minutes at 80 degrees, reverse speed 1.
*I then put the varoma in place (with dumplings inside) and cooked it for a further 25 minutes at varoma temp, reverse speed 1.
Farfallina after 40 minutes she added 10 chopped prunes.
Lucyluu added 250g kidney and made it into pies.

« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 06:28:16 am by cookie1 »
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 06:15:17 am »
Sheree, this was yum!!! Lucky for us it made enough for 4 so we get to have it again in the next day or 2.  What do you do with your leftover stout - I know, everyone will tell me to drink it but I was wondering how long it can be kept in the fridge as I would like to do this recipe again for a visitor in a couple of weeks time, no make that 1 week's time.  I don't normally do recipes again that quickly but this one is a little beauty. Only change I made was to not blitz the onion so long (did 2 seconds on speed 5) and next time may add more meat and a little less mushroom just to satisfy my meat eating husband.  He loved it though and I think there are more meat pieces in the leftovers than there were on our first serve so that will make him happy. Thanks for the posting - love these types of meals for winter.
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 06:24:01 am »
Freeze it in an ice-cube tray and put blocks into a bag.  You don't need the bubbles and it will keep that way.
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 07:48:04 am »
Thanks Thermomixer.  I did ask the lady in the wine shop whether I could do this and she didn't know.  Another customer told me to drink it and went on to tell me she was given stout as a youngster as she was anaemic - seems strange giving alcohol to children.
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 09:08:37 am »
Sorry Judy I dont have leftover stout, my hubby always drinks it!
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 09:20:11 am »
LOL Sheree - that's half the fun of making dishes with Guiness  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 07:35:49 am »
Made this last night, and plates were mopped up with bread. Very easy then to just put them in the dishwasher. With a bit of puff pastry, the stew would also make nice pies .
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 12:39:48 pm »
I made this yummy stew tonight with steamed dumplings in the varoma.  I love dumplings although my DH and kids still prefer mash.  I followed the buttermilk dumpling method from the budget busters booklet and then just had to tweak this recipe a little to suit.

Here are the changes I made to this recipe:
*I didn't wash the bowl after making the dumplings, but scraped it out quite well and used a little less flour in with the beef & oil.
*I added 100g water to the recipe (I put it in with the Guinness, stock etc).
*I cooked the stew for 25 minutes at 80 degrees, reverse speed 1.
*I then put the varoma in place (with dumplings inside) and cooked it for a further 25 minutes at varoma temp, reverse speed 1.

It turned out really well.    :)

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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 01:28:36 pm »
Glad this works! Had been thinking of trying this as well.
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 12:38:50 pm »
I think anything would work well with this stew Sheree!!!!  When I cooked it the other night my DH said it was SOOOO good that I should send you a smiley face.  He doesn't quite understand the forum - just walks past occasionally and sees the emotive icons!!!

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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2009, 02:44:21 pm »
lol, thats funny!!!! Glad he liked it.
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2009, 11:03:30 am »
mmmm i made this tonight, it was so yummy my dh loved it and usually we have leftovers but not tonight!!
next time i make it i am going to put it into puff pastry and make little pies from it.
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 11:23:48 am »
Thank you for this recipe. I have made it several times and it always works beautifully. Last time the meat I used was Ossobuco type (4 pieces of meat) and it was lovely. I think I want to buy the budget buster recipe booklet as I see many interesting recipes mentioned.  But then I want to buy all the TM recipe books......
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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2009, 07:47:29 am »
This stew is the very best...hubby loved it too   ;D

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Re: Beef and Guinness stew
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2010, 03:56:22 pm »

I've made this today. It was so delicious! Thank you for such a great recipe  :-* :-* :-*
This is the first time I've used Guinness (or any kind of beer) to cook meat

I've chopped also my celery sticks and carrots with Thermomix as you noted

I've bought non-fat tender meat and cooked for 60 minutes. (It'd be OK even 15 minutes less but i went on cooking anyway)

I steamed potatoes. (It was better if i chopped them smaller cos it took a bit longer than usual to cook)


After 40 minutes passed, I also added 10 chopped prunes (dried plums) as I saw in a web page (http://startcooking.com/blog/361/Guinness-Stout-Beef-Stew) and continued to cook 20 more minutes