Guinness Beef Stew (Irish Beef Stew)
Season beef with salt and pepper
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Heat oil in a large heavy bottom Dutch oven or soup pot
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Add beef and brown on all sides
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Do not over crowd pan
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Brown in batches until all beef has been browned
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Add bacon and cook until rendered
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Then add onions and garlic and cook until onions are softened and bacon is browned
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Stir in carrots and celery
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Sprinkle over flour and stir well
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Add the tomato paste and stir well
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Stir in the Guinness and wine along with the broth making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot well
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Stir in the bay leaves and thyme
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Return beef to pot along with any juices remaining on plate
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Make sure all pieces are submerged
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Bring to boil then reduce heat cover and simmer for 2 hours
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Uncover and stir in the potatoes and cook another 30-45 min
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Until beef is fork tender and broth is reduced to your liking (it will thicken as it sits and cools)
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Serve with mashed potatoes or bread and butter
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Oven, slow cooker and instant pot (pressure cooker) versions included in post - recipe is linked
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