This week is all about my younger brother Andrew (read How to be an Amazing Uncle or Aunt). When I sat down to think of a recipe for Andrew’s week, my mind immediately went to beer.
Andrew received a home brewing kit for Christmas this past year and completely fell in love. He can tell you anything you could possibly want (or not want) to know about brewing your own beer.
Personally, I am not the biggest fan of beer. I’ll have one at a ball game or on a lazy, summer afternoon, but it’s not my favorite.
This summer, however, I experienced a change of heart. Andrew, with the help of my older brother and his wife, threw a beer tasting party complete with complimentary hors d’eurves.
It was wonderfully delicious!
Since Andrew is a beer -nut, I thought it be great to do some cooking with beer. Beer, like wine, can be amazing when added to a dish. I often add beer into my soups and stews.
Homemade Beef Stew is made extra flavorful with the added punch of beer.
It’s a perfect dish for the crisp-cool days of Fall, and it’s significantly healthier than the stuff you’d find in the can. In addition, it doesn’t take much effort.
I hope you enjoy my homemade beef stew recipe with beer!
- 1/2 lb chuck roast, diced into cubes
- 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1 cup potatoes, diced *I used red potatoes, but you can use whatever kind
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp flour *I used whole wheat
- 12 oz. dark beer *I used an Octoberfest beer because that's what I had in my fridge!
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, more to taste
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- Fresh parsley as a garnish
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat. Season the chuck roast with some salt and pepper. Brown the chuck roast. (Try browning a few pieces as a time so not to over-crowd the pot).
- Remove beef and turn heat down to low. Add rest of olive oil and add onions. Saute onions until translucent (about 7 minutes). Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
- Combine flour and seasonings with onions and garlic.
- Then add tomato paste, beer, beef broth, carrots, celery, potatoes, bay leaves and increase the temperature to medium high.
- Once stew is at a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Remove the bay leaves.
- Add some fresh parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
How about you? Do you like beer? What is your favorite way to use beer when you cook or bake? Let me know in the comment section below!
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This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!
Angie- Thank you! I hope you like it!
Mmmmm. I made stew last month with dark Guiness. I like a shake or too of Worcestershire sauce in my stew, too.
Ann Marie- Yum! I usually make it with guiness, but I didn’t have any on hand. Adam would probably like the Worcestershire sauce. He usually marinates his steaks in it when he’s cooking.
This looks quite delicious! I think I’ll make it next week. I have all kinds of homemade brew in the cellar so I’ll give one of those a try, but probably not the peach beer.
Mary Kay- Thank you! haha I wouldn’t recommend the peach beer. Although, you could probably use that for something else. Maybe in some kind of baked good?
Did W like it? I notice he went right for the beef!
Mary Kay- Of course he went right for the beef! He loves meat!
That sounds so good! Perfect for a chilly fall night!
Masshole Mommy- Thank you!
Oh my goodness that looks SOOO yummy and perfect for fall, thanks for sharing!
Rachelle- Thank you for your comment and stopping by!
Love stew but never thought of adding beer – must give this a try! 🙂
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This recipe looks really good. I’m not a fan of beer but I would try it in a recipe.
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Bella- Yep, I’m the same way, but you can’t really taste the “beer” per say. It just adds a richness to the flavor if that makes any sense.
I LOVE beef stew. This looks amazing. It is funny because my mother-in-law just made us some & brought it over mid week. It was great, but don’t tell her I said so, yours looks better.
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The Pinterested Parent- Thank you! Don’t worry- I won’t tell your mother-in-law! 😉
We made beef stew last week 🙂 We also use a can of beer, though I don’t see the difference in taste.
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Kori- I feel like the beer gives it a little extra something; I could be wrong though! haha I’ll have to try it without and have a taste-test!
The gentle reminder that winter is almost here. This looks very delicious and I’m about to buy a crock pot to make this.
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Tamika- No! It’s not winter yet! haha. I want to enjoy Fall just a little longer. Thanks for your comment!
This stew looks so delicious and hearty! Looks like a great recipe to try.
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This looks delicious! My son would love it
Stephanie- Thank you! I hope he does!
There’s nothing I love more in cool weather than a nice bowl of beef stew. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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Carly- Me too! Thanks for your comment.
that looks so good. i love soups and stews
Katrina- Thank you!
Yeah, Andrew planned the beer tasting, Haha… The stew looks delicious! I started making mashed potatoes for mine, I put a scoop in each bowl, rather than the whole potatoes. For some reason we like that way better. Can’t wait to make this!
Melissa- haha, Okay, he did make the beer though! That mash potatoes sounds really good. I know Timmy loves mash potatoes!
I’ve made a beef stew with guinnes and it was sooo good! This looks delicious!
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Jaime- Yes, I usually make my stew with Guinness too. Thank you!
That looks like an amazing stew. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds like W has a fantastic uncle.
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This looks delicious! I hope the weather cools down enough that I can actually make this!
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Jen- Yes, it’s getting a little cooler where we are, so I’m already in the mood for Fall/winter dishes. Thanks for stopping by!
That looks like some good eating. I used to love beef stew and I used to cook them a lot during the winter time. Right now though I am cooking some lamb shanks in the slow cooker for my husband and the kids so they can have something nice and warm to eat for supper. Thanks for sharing!
Adin- That sounds delicious! My husband loves lamb. Thank you for your comment and stopping by!
This looks like a wonderful hearty meal.
Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.
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Tricia, This looks delicious. Pinning it for these cold fall nights we’re having. Looking forward to trying soon.
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gets you in the mood for fall!
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