Cooking at home with Kaya

Guinness Beef Stew

Good evening friends,

It worked!
If you read my last blog post you’ll know I was toying with the idea of making this dish in my Dutch oven from my Autumn Fab Fit Fun box.

This was the first time I made this one pot, Dutch oven stew, I was intrigued but unsure of the outcome.
Oh my goodness, this stew was thick, tender and absolutely delicious with a smokey sweetness.
Mix it up this season and give it a go



Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 1 hour and 20 minutes
Serving 4

Ingredients
• 220ml (1/2 can) Guinness
• 400g cubed beef in 2inch cubes
• 50g dark chocolate
• 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into small slices/chunks
• 2 large parsnips, peeled and cut into small slices/chunks
• 2 large potatoe washed and quartered
• 3 heaped Tbsp plain flour
• 1 large onion, diced
• 2 cloves garlic
• 2 Tbsp Olive or vegetable oil
• 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 Tbsp tomato paste
• 1 cup beef stock
• 1 Tbsp soy sauce
• 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
• 1 Tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
• 4 sprigs of parsley (chopped)
• Salt and pepper to season

Instructions
• Heat oil over med/high heat in a dutch oven.
• Cook beef cubes for 4 minutes, then set beef aside on plate.


• Saute the onion and crushed garlic for • 3 minutes. Then stir in the tomato paste, and turn down to a low heat to simmer


• On the set aside beef, seive the flour onto the cubes to combine the juices and flour, this will give a paste like consistency.


• Next add Guinness, stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and chocolate, to the Dutch oven and stir well for 5 minutes.
• Add the flour coated beef and stir well.

• Pop on the lid and leave to cook on a low to medium heat for 40 minutes.

• Gradually fold in the carrots, parsnips, potatoes, thyme, and  parsley.
Cover and simmer for an additional hour.

Serve this hearty flavoursome stew and enjoy either alone or with crusty buttered bread.

Kaya •

Blogmas 2019, Cooking at home with Kaya

Blogmas Day 27 – Beef Stew

Good evening friends,

Winter is all about food… that’s a lie, life is all about food! And, this is a simple but delicious meal for all the family, especially in the winter months.

I love a beef stew, my recipe changes slightly almost everytime, and I litrally throw everything together, but this is roughly what I’ve been using the past couple of months.

Ingredients

800g of Beef

4x large Potato (peeled and diced)

4x Carrots (peeled and diced)

2x large onions

2x beef stock cube in 400ml of hot water

2 table spoons of tomato puree

1 tea spoon of each – salt, pepper, paprika and cumin

1 half squeeze of a lemon

Method –

I tend to have a few saucepans/frying pans on the go at a time.

  • Peel and dice the carrots and potatos, and boil in a large saucepan until soft.
  • Dice and fry the beef and onion until tender/soft.
  • Defrost the peas
  • Stir the beef stock cubes in 400ml of hot water until they disolve
  • Add all ingredients, stock mixture, seasoning, and the lemon juice to the large saucepan.
  • Put the lid on lightly, lower the heat and let simmer for 1 hour.

The meat and veg will fall apart and warm you through. And a chunk of buttered bread accompanies it nicely.

Kaya •