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irish beef stew

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I have to say that I’ve had this recipe pinned for a quite a while and haven’t made it. Working with red meats always freaks me out a bit and the only other time I worked with stew meat it came out too chewy (aka I cooked it too long). I finally decided to give it a chance and I’m so glad that i did! I don’t think I have had something like this since I was in Scotland…in high school! It’s perfect for a cold day when you want a hearty meal. I skipped and tweaked a few things to fit what was in my pantry.

irish beef stew + mashed potatoes | as GOLD as it gets blog

Start by browning the meat over the olive oil, being careful to not fully cook. Add in carrots, garlic and onion and cook for 5 more minutes. Add in your beef broth, garlic powder, rosemary, oregano and bay leaf, then cover and simmer for two hours.

irish beef stew | as GOLD as it gets

Melt your flour and butter in a small pan to create a roux, add roux, peas, salt and pepper to your stew. If you aren’t a salt fan, or are watching your sodium intake I wouldn’t add salt at the end. Mine tended to be pretty salty so be sure to taste-test before you go pouring in more salt. Bring your heat up to medium-high and simmer for 10 more minutes. Before serving remove bay leaf. irish beef stew | as GOLD as it gets

I served this over mashed potatoes and it was amazing! It’s the perfect comfort food for a cold day

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound beef stew meat
3 large carrots, peeled & chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 large bay leaf
2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup frozen peas
3/4 – 1 teaspoon salt (optional depending on your own taste)
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Full directions above

Recipe slightly adapted from A Teaspoon of Happiness

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Author: as GOLD as it gets

Newlywed. Aspiring Cook. Goal Digger. The voice behind asgoldasitgetsblog.com

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