Oatmeal Stout Beef Stew

Another ‘BEER-N-BBQ by Larry’ food pairing, but this time the beer is IN the food; not served alongside it. Of course, you can still drink some homebrew with it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chuck roast, 2.5-3 lb
  • 1/8-1/4 cup flour
  • a dozen or so small potatoes, red & yellow mixed
  • 4-5 medium/large carrots, sliced into 1/4-1/2 inches pieces
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced in 1/8-1/4 inch wide pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (used half red, half white)
  • 24 oz oatmeal stout, homebrewed (see recipe on my YouTube channel)
  • ~3 oz tomato paste Salt Pepper Fresh thyme sprigs, several Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cut chuck roast into ~1.5 inch chunks.
  2. Put meat chunks into a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and flour.
  4. Mix it together until meat is well coated.
  5. Heat a dutch oven over high heat.
  6. Add some olive oil.
  7. Brown the meat in batches and remove.
  8. Deglaze dutch oven with some of the beer.
  9. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Brown them.
  10. Add browned meat and thyme.
  11. Add potatoes. Cut larger ones in half if desired.
  12. Add 16 oz or more of the stout.
  13. Add tomato paste.
  14. Braise in 300 deg F oven for 1-1.5 hours.
  15. Check on the liquid level and add more beer if necessary/desired.
  16. Finish cooking for another 2-2.5 hours or until food is tender.
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