Hearty Emerald Stew

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Get ready to savor the rich and comforting flavors of the Emerald Isle with our unique spin on Irish Stew. In this recipe, succulent chunks of chuck roast, fragrant vegetables, and a robust beef gravy, seasoned with rosemary and fresh thyme, come together to create a truly satisfying dish. Perfect for a cozy family meal or to warm your soul on a chilly day, our “Hearty Emerald Stew” is a delightful twist on the classic Irish favorite.

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Irish stout beer
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ½ – 3 cups rich beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into hearty chunks
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into substantial pieces
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme or chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Start your culinary journey by placing the flour, salt, and black pepper into a large zipper bag. Add the chuck roast, seal the bag, and give it a good shake to evenly coat the meat with the seasoned flour mixture.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or a heavy stockpot, heat up 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat. Working in batches, carefully brown the coated beef pieces. As you go, add more oil if needed, and be sure to scrape the flavorful bits from the bottom of the pot. Plate the beef to set aside.
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pot and sauté the chopped onions until they become soft and fragrant. Reduce the heat to low, then stir in the minced garlic, crushed rosemary, and freshly ground black pepper. Continue to cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour in the Irish stout beer and stir, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to release all those delicious caramelized flavors. Add the Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, tomato paste, bay leaves, and the browned beef that you set aside earlier. Cover and let the mixture simmer on low heat for 80-90 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burning or sticking to the bottom.
  5. It’s time to introduce the hearty companions to the pot – the carrots, potatoes, and thyme. Cover the pot and let it simmer on low for an additional 40-45 minutes, or until the carrots and potatoes turn tender, and the beef becomes beautifully tender. If the mixture thickens too much, simply add a touch more beef broth or water to reach your desired consistency. Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves before serving, and garnish with fresh thyme or parsley for that extra touch of Irish authenticity.

Conclusion:

Our “Hearty Emerald Stew” takes the classic Irish Stew to new heights by infusing it with layers of flavor and tenderness. Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or simply craving a soul-warming meal, this dish promises to delight your taste buds and evoke the spirit of Ireland. So, grab your apron and get ready to enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle right in your own kitchen!

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