Guiness beer is a very popular dry stout beer and was developed in Ireland in the Arthur Guinness brewery. Guiness beer is popular all over the world and well known because of its distinctive flavor. This flavor is created by the use of unfermented roasted barley. Guiness beer is made from water, hobs, brewers yeast, barley and barley malt. Guiness beer is pasteurized and filtered. In spite of the full and creamy flavor of the foam, Guiness beer contains only 198 kcal per pint and that is less than a pint of orange juice and skimmed milk.
Guiness beer is often used in many recipes this Guiness beer beef stew is one of those wonderful recipes you can cook for friends and family.
Guiness beer beef stew
Ingredients for 4 to 6 persons
* 1 1/4 pounds 1 inch pieces stew beef
* I cup of Guinness beer
* 6 large garlic cloves
* 1 cup of fine red wine
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 6 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 2 tablespoons tomato paste
* 1 tablespoon dried thyme
* 3 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 7 cups)
* 2 bay leaves
* 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
* 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces peeled carrots
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
* Salt and Pepper
Take a large pot and put in on medium heat, heat the olive oil and at the beef pieces, brown them in about 5 minutes. Add and saute the garlic for a minute. Add the Guiness beer, the red wine, the beef stock, sugar, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves and tomato paste. Slowly stir the mixture top boil. Simmer for 1 hour on a medium/low heat.
Take another large pot and melt the butter add unions, carrots and potatoes. SautÃ© this in about 20 minutes until golden.
After the meat has simmered for one hour at the vegetables. You can add salt and pepper to taste, keep the lid off and simmer until the beef is soft and tender (40 to 50 minutes), spoon the fat off sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley and enjoy.
But before you can use Guiness beer to use in your Guiness beer beef stew you can do two things you can buy the Guiness beer or you can brew a Guiness beer clone yourself. So, what do you need? Well the most easiest and tastefull way is to brew it with
a microbrewery like this one from
Irish Stout beer package.
But when you already have other equipment this one recipe that we found the closed to the Guiness beer you can buy:
Guiness beer clone recipe
9 lbs Brit pale ale
1 lb flaked barley
18 oz roast barley
12 oz carapils
1.5 oz No. Brewer hops (60 min)
1 oz East Kent Goldings hops (60 min)
First, get the "tang" the way Guinness does: Sour about 24 oz (2 bottles) of stout (pref. Guinness) by leaving it out in a bowl a week or more & then freezing it.
While brewing, thaw the sour stout & heat it to 180-190 F for 20 min.
Mash-in at 155F, hold for 1 hour, boil 1 hour & 15 minutes.
At end boil, add the sour stout.
At 70F, pitch 2 packs of Yeast #1084.
A month or so of cold lagering (<40F) after bottling or kegging will help.
(source: www. ericsbeerpage. com/Beer/Recipe/guin.html)
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