This healthy Irish Beef Stew is a hearty, delicious dinner everyone will love and is so easy to do! Tender beef, carrots and potatoes simmer slowly on the stove in a delicious broth that includes Guinness Beer!
4 large carrotspeeled and cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 lbs yellow potatoescut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup tomato puree
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons fresh parsley for garnish
Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a dutch oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat. You will need to batch cook the beef, so add only half of the beef to the pot. Cook, flipping the beef cubes to brown all sides. Remove the beef and set aside. Add more oil if needed and repeat with the remaining beef. Remove beef.
Add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat. Add the onions and saute for 2 minute to soften. Stir in the flour to coat the onions, adding more oil if needed.
Add the beef stock, Guinness, and tomato puree to the pot. Carefully return the beef to the pot as well as the carrots and potatoes. Ensure that everything is submerged in the liquid. If it is not, add more stock of water.
Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low to simmer. Cover with a lid and let simmer on the stove for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove the bay leaf and adjust seasonings if needed. Spoon into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.