Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with beef and Irish stout stew

Chef Catherine Fulvio is a cookbook author and third generation farmer at her family's bed and breakfast in Ireland. Here, she makes a hearty Irish meal — just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Beef and Irish stout stew with potato topping
Servings:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • For the stew:

    • 2 1/2 lbs stewing beef, trimmed of fat, diced into 1 1/2-inch cubes
    • Flour, with salt and fresh ground black pepper added
    • 3 onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 pint Irish stout
    • 1 dessert spoonful sugar
    • 1 tsp powder English mustard
    • 1 can (14 oz) chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 1/2 tsp chopped thyme
    • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
    • 9 oz button mushrooms, quartered
    • Beef stock, optional
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the topping:

    • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
    • 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
    • Irish butter and olive oil for frying

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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