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Beef Stew with Ale

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious stew with a good brown lager flavor."
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3 h 30 m servings 224
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Place the brisket cubes into a mixing bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour, and toss until evenly coated. Heat the canola oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over high heat. Cook the meat in small batches until browned on all sides; about 5 minutes per batch. Set the meat aside as the batches are done.
  2. Once the meat has been browned and set aside, stir in the portobello mushrooms, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms, and set aside. Stir the pearl onions, carrot, celery root, and turnips into the pot. Cook and stir until the onions begin to turn light brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and continue cooking until the onions are golden brown, about 3 minutes more. Remove the vegetables and set aside.
  3. Return the beef to the pot, and pour in the beer. Bring to a boil, and cook until the beer has reduced to 1/3 of its original volume, about 8 minutes. Pour in the beef broth and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat starts to become tender, about 1 hour. Return the browned vegetables to the pot along with the potatoes, recover, and cook 1 hour more.
  4. Stir in the reserved mushrooms, malt vinegar, thyme, and rosemary. Simmer a few minutes until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 12.5 13 11.1 31 190 Full nutrition

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PORTION IS OFF!! I rated this recipe 5 stars because it is DELICIOUS! However the 12 servings that this recipe says it yields is WAY off! After following this recipe to the letter I barely ha...

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We're quite sorry to be the only dissenting opionion on this to date, but we thought the recipe far too time consuming, and for modest results.

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PORTION IS OFF!! I rated this recipe 5 stars because it is DELICIOUS! However the 12 servings that this recipe says it yields is WAY off! After following this recipe to the letter I barely ha...

This stew is FABULOUS! However, the last reviewer is right...the portions are WAY off. I can feed four adults well and have one small serving left over for lunch the next day. I couldn't find...

absolutely delicious. I couldn't get celery root at the store I was shopping at so I used parsnips and regular celery but everything else I followed to the letter. Just amazing! We fed a family ...

FAB recipe, what a hit and what flavours, I made mine with ale, dark beer, I doubled the recipe as I had 8 people to feed including 4 hungry big eater men. Also I added mine to the crockpot to s...

Great basic recipe! Made the best beef stew I've ever had. I halved the recipe and added my own twists. Used 1 1/2 sweet onion, cut in chunks; half a bag of baby carrots; no celery root or turn...

I read the ingredients and read the reviews and I was excited about this recipe and ready to go. What I DIDN'T read was all the instructions. I've been pretty much a flour the meat, brown, thr...

Wow, this recipe is just amazing! I had never attempted beef stew myself and though this was involved the results were fantastic. I discovered the secret to tender beef is letting it cook for ...

This recipe is delicious, but after following the recipe I felt it could be simplified. Pearl onions are a pain and expensive, I use diced onions and detect no difference. I used regular mushr...

The flavors in this stew are incredible! I had trouble finding celeriac so I just diced up some celery, and I use Lagunitas India Pale Ale. Delicious recipe!