Guinness Stout Laced Wagyu Beef Stew
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate this melt-in-your-mouth Guinness Spiked Wagyu Beef Stew! Tender chunks of Wagyu beef are simmered all day in Guinness stout alongside golden potatoes, onions, and bacon steak. If you don’t have Wagyu, you can substitute beef stew meat for a dish that would make the Irish proud.
Wagyu beef is among the most sought-after and luxurious meats in the world. What makes it so special is its copious marbling, which creates a buttery tenderness. This recipe calls for the eye of round steak, an affordable cut ideal for slow cooking. The stew meat was tender without falling apart.
Why are there no carrots? Because carrots are sweet! In addition, cutting and cooking them increases the release of their sugar. Potatoes and carrots are my favorite veggies to add to a stew. Yet because this recipe’s base starts with a dark heavy-bodied stout, we don’t want to mess with that. Instead, the coffee and chocolate notes from the beer are highlighted with smoky bacon bits.
Guinness Spiked Wagyu Beef Stew
- 2 ½ lbs wagyu beef stew meat
- 4 tbsp clarified butter
- 1 large Valencia white onion chopped
- 2 strips bacon steak chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 stout beer Guinness Extra Stout
- 3 cups beef stock divided
- 6 small golden potatoes washed, peeled and left whole
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp flour for thickening
- Artisan rolls or bread
- Place the clarified butter in a large, heavy skillet and melt it on medium-high heat.4 tbsp clarified butter
- Saute the Wagyu beef in the melted butter until the meat is browned evenly before removing it from the pot. Place the meat in the crock pot with the Guinness Stout and two cups of beef broth.2 ½ lbs wagyu beef stew meat, 1 stout beer, 3 cups beef stock
- Leave any drippings or fond in the pan. Add the onions, bacon, tomato paste, and flour, regularly mixing to prevent the onions from burning. After three or four minutes, the onions should start to caramelize. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the additional one cup of beef stock and seasonings, stirring until all the ingredients are well incorporated.1 large Valencia white onion, 2 strips bacon steak, 2 tbsp tomato paste, 2 tbsp all purpose flour, 1 tsp dried thyme, ½ tsp dried oregano, salt and pepper
- Pour the onion mixture into the crock pot, add the potatoes, and cook on low for nine hours. Then skim the fat from the top. Remove one-half cup of the liquid, add two tablespoons of flour, and mix well to combine. Add the slurry back into the slow cooker and turn it to high for one hour, for a total of 10 hours.6 small golden potatoes, 2 tbsp flour
- Serve with your choice of Artisan rolls or bread.Artisan rolls or bread
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