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Friday, February 15, 2013

Foodie Friday

Ok, I have saved one of our family’s absolute favourite comfort foods for this week.

Why this week?  I have no idea.  It just seemed like the right time and I think you’re ready for this incredible cold winter comfort food experience.

Do you feel ready?  I hope so because here we go…..

This week’s comfort food recipe is…..


Now it sounds a bit daunting but the only special items you need are a slow cooker and a can or bottle of Guinness.  What is Guinness???  Are you serious?   It’s like water or milk around here for my husband.  It’s a staple and necessity of life.  Let’s just say he likes it very much and therefore he also likes this stew very, very much.
Guinness is an irish beer that is more like a meal all on its own.  Here’s a little about Guinness if you really don’t know what it is.  And if you haven’t heard of Guinness before I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.  

Ok, enough preamble, here is the knock-your-socks-off, eat-till-you-can’t-eat-anymore, fabulous, fantastic, fantazmagorical (word?) Guinness Stew...

Mouth watering?  I thought so!

Slow Cooker Guinness Stew

Slow Cooker Guinness Stew

1 (400ml) can Guinness
2 cups beef stock
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 carrots, cut in 1” pieces
1 large potato, cut in 1” pieces
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
2 onions, cut in wedges
2 Tbsp butter
2-3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 kg chuck or round steak (stewing beef)
salt + pepper
2 Tbsp flour
¼ cup flour
½ cup water
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Stir beer, stock, garlic, carrots, potatoes, rosemary and thyme in ceramic part of cooker.

Caramelize onions in butter and sugar in saucepan.  Then add to cooker.

Sprinkle beef lightly with flour, salt and pepper.  Brown meat, mix in cooker.

Cook for 8 hours on Low or 4-5 hours on High.

If you find it a bit bitter from the beer, a little brown sugar.

After cooking, mix flour and water in small cup.  Add mixture to stew, set on high, stir till thick.  

Add parsley and serve.
All done!

We had our stew with these easy and really cute cheddar cheese biscuits that my 7 year old and I made.

Delicious cheddar cheese biscuits.
Perfect for soaking up the stew juices that's left behind in the bowl.

I found some of these fun ads for Guinness....

Do you have a favourite comfort food?  I’d love to hear what it is in the comment section.


  1. This looks so yummy! I'm going to have to try this.

  2. You won't be disappointed! It's one of our favourites : )