Happy St. Patrick’s Day

In true Irish tradition I will be serving Irish Stew tomorrow for Supper along with scones. It’s not that I don’t make stew any other time of year but on March 17th it is made with Irish beer. A different taste but one that is soooooo good.

We are not beer drinkers in my house so I will not be serving green beer with the meal. There may be chocolate cake with green icing though. Better in my humble opinion.

Here is the recipe I will be somewhat following to make the stew. My thanks to allrecipes.com for posting such yummy recipes.

Irish Beef Stew
2 pounds of lean beef stew meat, cut in 1” cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups Irish stout beer
2 carrots peeled and sliced (this is my addition to the recipe along with some turnip)
2 potatoes peeled and quartered

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef, beer, sliced carrots, turnip and potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beef is tender, about 2 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.

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