Are the winter blues getting you down?
Us Irish, longing for the warm maritime temperate climate of Eire, are craving some hearty comfort Irish food.
What could be better than a Guinnes Irish stew recipe?
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed
* 3 cups Guinness
* 2 potatoes, peeled and sliced
* 2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
* salt and ground black pepper to taste
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 potatoes, and quartered 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 before serving.