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Traditional Irish Beef in Ale Recipe and Meal Ideas
Ireland Meat main course food and Drink Ideas
Traditional Irish Beef in Stout Recipe

This is a thick stew, which also goes under a variety of names such as beef in ale and also steak and Guinness (after the famous Stout, which would obviously have to be used as the ingredient).

Beef in Ale

2lb stewing steak cubed(obtain as good quality as possible)
2 onions peeled & sliced
2 tablespoons flour
2-4 oz Sliced onions(personal taste)
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 pint stout (FLAVOURING!! It isn't a drink you are preparing)
1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
Seasoning (Salt & Pepper)
Oil/butter for frying
1 teaspoon chopped parsley (garnish-not necessary according to taste)


Flash fry the meat in the oil and/or butter. Remove from frying pan. Add the onions and fry them until they are fully softened(but not brown). Stir in the flour and season, then return the meat and add the carrots, mushrooms, stout and sugar. Once fully mixed, transfer to a pot, stir again then bring to boil, cover and simmer for 2-2&1/2 hours until the meat is tender.

Serve with a potato dish of your choice and garnished with the Parsley if desired.

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