Irish Stew with Stout

4:58 am on 17 March 2007

(Serves 8)


  • kg topside steak - cut into hunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • kg sliced onions
  • large carrots sliced
  • large sliced parsnips
  • ½ litre beef stock
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • small bottle of stout
  • cloves garlic sliced
  •  tbsp fresh thyme chopped - plus extra for garnish
  • zest of either a lemon or orange
  • 2 tbsp dark molasses
  • ½ tsp salt
  • lots of freshly ground black pepper

big casserole dish.


Coat meat in flour then quickly fry on both sides- might need to do it in batches.

Transfer meat to a cooking dish.

Add all other ingredients to dish.

Pop into oven and cook 170 for a couple of hours.

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