Making Irish Beef Stew is a good way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with family and friends. Connoisseurs of Irish cuisine will quickly tell you that the Irish prefer using lamb instead of beef. But, what the heck, the American palette prefers beef so maybe it’s better to call this dish “Irish American Beef Stew.”
Beef Irish Stew Recipe
Elise Bauer at SimplyRecipes.com features a hearty beef stew recipe. Elise’s recipe includes all the usual ingredients of root vegetables, beef, and stock. So what makes this stew Irish? Adding Guinness Extra Stout, an Irish beer, adds a distinctive Irish twist. Elise informs us that a European chef friend adapted the original recipe by adding Guinness and red wine. I enjoy learning how cooks make a good recipe better through their culinary creativity. Don’t you?
Irish Beef Stew Recipe
Americans have a curious way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We pinch each other if we forget to wear something green, we make green foods regardless if they have anything to do with Ireland, and we adapt traditional Irish recipes to our own taste. Via simplyrecipes.com
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