Irish Beef Stew with Guinness beer, a hearty dish for your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. It's a healthy and delicious stew made with diced beef, potatoes, carrots, celery and parsnips, cooked slowly in a rich and flavourful sauce made with tomato paste, beef broth and Guinness beer. Easy to make, this is a dish fit for a king. It can be served with the traditional Irish soda bread or mashed
Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a pan and heat it up.
Season the beef with half of the amount of salt and pepper, dust with the flour shaking the excess off, then fry the beef in the pan until brown.
Remove from the pan and set aside.
Peel and chop the onions roughly, the potatoes, carrots, celery and parsnips can be cut into big chunks, and the garlic chopped finely.
In the same pan , add the remaining oil and fry the onions until soft, then add the garlic, parsnips, celery, potatoes and carrots.
Give a good stir, then add the beer, beef stock, tomato paste and bay leaves.
Put the lid on, and leave the stew to cook on a low heat for about an hour, an hour and a half or until the beef is tender, and the vegetables are soft, but still holding their shape.
Remove the lid, and leave to cook for a further 10-15 minutes or so in case you need to have more liquid evaporated, otherwise remove it from the heat.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.