Irish Stout Stew
Not just for St. Patrick’s Day, this classic Irish Stout Stew can be made for any occasion. This bowl of Irish countryside comfort is easy to make, using the culinary staples of carrots, celery, leeks, potatoes, along with some herbs (bay leaf, thyme and parsley). These flavors simmer together to create a flavor base for the meat, stock and Irish Stout to combine together and build a rich, hearty and comforting bowl of stew. Try this recipe with either beef or lamb meat, as both proteins play off the roast | coffee | chocolate notes found in the Irish Dry Stout beer style.
Note: Depending on the beer you choose to cook with, the finished dish will have less bitterness| astringency if you wait to add the Stout until the last 35- to 45-minute cooking period.
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