Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
It may take hours to cook, but I tell you, it’s absolutely worth the wait.
And for any guy looking for an excuse to use beer when cooking, then this dish is a must!
3 tbsp of all-purpose flour2 tbsp of olive oil
2 pounds of beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2-inch size pieces
1 pound of peeled carrots, cut into 1-inch size pieces
6 large peeled potatoes, cut into chunks
1 white onion, cut into chunks
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 cups of beef broth
1 (6 ounce) can of tomato paste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle of Irish stout beer
1 tbsp of cold water
1 tbsp of cornstarch
How to make your Homemade Irish Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes
In a large skillet, heat your oil over medium heat.
Coat your beef cubes in flour and throw them into the hot oil until they turn brown.
Now go get a large slow cooker and thrown in your garlic, onion, potatoes, carrots and place the meat on top of them.
Now go get your tomato paste, and beef broth and mix them together.
After, pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Cook everything on high for 6 hours.
During the last hour before serving, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water and then stir into the broth.
An hour before the dish is done, get your cornstarch, dissolve it in cold water and slowly add it into the broth.
Simmer the dish on high in order for the broth to thicken.