Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew, Lay The Table
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Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew

Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew, Lay The Table

The twist in this classic stew is the addition of green chillies (de-seeded). They add a wonderful background heat to the gravy, which is silky, rich, deep and delicious. Ive got my good friend Rob to thank (again) for this dish. He seems to have a knack of just chucking stuff in the slow cooker and it coming out a masterpiece. 

Serves 2-4

1 large onion , finely chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
3 garlic cloves , chopped
Olive oil
500 kg stewing steak , cut into chunks
4 tbsp plain flour , well seasoned with salt and pepper
500ml Guinness
200 ml beef stock, fresh, cube or concentrate

Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew, Lay The Table
1. Cook the onions, chillies, thyme and garlic with a little olive oil in a large frying pan until the onion and chillies are softened and translucent. Dust the braising steak in the seasoned flour and brown in a hot pan with a little oil.

Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew, Lay The Table
2. When the beef has a good, even colour, transfer it to a slow cooker along with the onions, garlic and chillies. Pour in the Guinness. Top up with the stock to just cover the beef.

Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew, Lay The Table
3. Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours, until the meat is meltingly tender.

Classics with a Twist: Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Stew, Lay The Table

4. Transfer to a saucepan and bring to a simmer on the hob to reduce and thicken the sauce. Add a little cornflour mixed into a paste with water if it is too thin.

5. Serve with buttery mashed potatoes mixed together with shredded fried savoy cabbage.

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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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