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Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits

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Okay, so I may have gone a bit overboard with all of the Irish recipes…..but they taste so good! And St. Patrick’s Day only comes around once a year…..right? Well that’s my story and I am sticking with it! Although Irish stew would be made with lamb, not beef so it’s just the biscuits that are Irish…LOL. Irish or not, this Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits is delicious…..

A big white bowl of Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits sitting on a beige napkin

What constitutes a stew? Is stew a potpie without a crust? Is stew a really thick soup? I have never really understood that one, but here it is: Lisa’s version of Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits. You will notice that I did not add the Guinness to the stew, I put it in the biscuits instead! Strange concept, I know. 😉

A shot from above of a big white bowl of Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits sitting on a beige napkin

How to make Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits:

For the Stew:

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned and crispy. Remove bacon with a wire strainer, and place on paper towels to drain…..

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits bacon cookingwithcurls.com

Season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to the Dutch oven in batches. Cook and stir the beef until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove beef and place in a large bowl as you complete each batch…..

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits brown cookingwithcurls.com

Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Add the carrots, onion, celery and garlic, and cook until vegetable are tender, about 5 minutes…..

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits veggies cookingwithcurls.com

Add the flour, and stir well to coat the vegetables…..

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits Flour cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in beef broth, beef, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, and thyme, then bring to a boil…..

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuts Broth cookingwithcurls.com

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours, or until beef is fork tender…..

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For the biscuits: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs…..

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Stir in the beer to form a soft dough…..

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Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat out the dough to a 9 X 6 rectangle about 1/2 inch thick, and cut into six 3-inch squares…..

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Place on a parchment/silicone lined baking sheet, brush with melted butter…..

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and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve Beef Stew in a bowl, topped with a Guinness Biscuit and reserved bacon…..

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits in a white bowl with a glass of Guinness in the background

A big bowl of this hearty Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits makes the coldest winter night more enjoyable! 🙂

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Enjoy!!

A big white bowl of Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits sitting on a beige napkin

Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits

A big bowl of this hearty Beef Stew with Guinness Biscuits makes the coldest winter night more enjoyable!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: beef, carrots, onions, bacon, stew, guinness, biscuits, recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 704kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Stew

  • 6 slices uncured bacon coarsely chopped
  • 2 ½ pounds beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh gound black pepper
  • 1 cup yellow onions chopped
  • 5 medium carrots sliced into 1/2-inch rounds or baby carrots
  • 3 stalks celery sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 8 small Yukon Gold potatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme or 4 sprigs of fresh
  • 2 bay leaves

Guinness Biscuits

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoons sea salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • ¾ cups Guinness® Draught or any beer of your choosing
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

Stew

  • Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned and crispy. Remove bacon with a wire strainer, and place on paper towels to drain.
  • Season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to the Dutch oven in batches. Cook and stir the beef until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove beef and place in a large bowl as you complete each batch.
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Add the carrots, onion, celery, potatoes, and garlic, and cook until vegetable are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour, and stir well to coat the vegetables.
  • Stir in beef stock, beef, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, and thyme, then bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours, or until beef is fork tender.

Biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the beer to form a soft dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to a 9 X 6 rectangle about 1/2 inch thick, and cut into six 3-inch squares.
  • Place on a parchment/silpat lined baking sheet, brush with melted butter and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve the Beef Stew in a bowl, topped with a Guinness Biscuit and reserved bacon.

Notes

*I have no affiliation with Guinness®, nor have I been paid to use their beer....I just really like cooking with it. The word, harp, and signatures are all trademarked.

Nutrition

Calories: 704kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 1705mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6825IU | Vitamin C: 24.6mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 11.5mg

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4 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I love me a good bowl of soup 🙂 Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. So maybe I missed it but I don’t see anything saying when to add the bacon back in. Or is it just cooked to use the grease? Looks delicious!

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