FarmEats Irish Grass Fed Beef Stew!

FarmEats Irish Grass Fed Beef Stew- just in time for

St. Patricks Day!

FarmEats Irish Grass Fed Beef Stew!  

Nothing like a nice warm rich beefy stew for these colder days and nights.  With St Patricks day coming up, nothing like an Irish Grass Fed Beef Stew!

What makes a beef stew an Irish Beef Stew?  Seems to be the addition of dark porter or stout beer- Guinness for example, Captain Lawrence makes a nice Smoked Porter!  As well as 100% grass fed beef, since in Ireland that is all there is -none of that feedlot, grain fed nonsense!   

We like to keep it simple, and love cooking stew slow and low! Simmering on the stove top or burbling away in a Dutch oven, at 285 degrees, for hours, stirring every hour or so.

Start out with 2 or 3 pounds of FarmEats 100% grass fed stew beef (1 inch cubed chuck roast) put it into a stock pot or Dutch oven, add in a couple of diced onions and garlic, add in a cup or so beef/chicken stock, stir and let simmer a bit.   Next up, slowly pour in a can or bottle of stout or porter stir in and let simmer on the stove top, or put the Dutch oven, covered into the oven for about 1 hour, then stir it a bit, cook another hour.  In the mean time, cube up some root vegetables and potatoes, and then add them into the pot, along with fresh (or dried) spices; thyme, basil, parsley, oregano, ground pepper, and salt.  We like our Irish beef stew nice and thick- so you can add a bit more or less porter depending on how nice and thick and rich you like your stew.  Check again, and stir a bit, everything is ready when the beef is fork tender and the vegetables are al dente!     

Photo from SeriousEats.com

Photo from SeriousEats.com