Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Guinness-Braised Beef

Guinness, bacon, brown sugar and mustard come together to give this dish a rich, savory flavor that makes it irresistible.  Cook it low and slow for beef so tender it will melt in your mouth. 
photography by Paul Gelsobello Studio

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 to 8 hours (slow cooker) or  2 hours (oven)
Servings:  8

8 ounces bacon, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
3 pounds boneless beef stew meat, cut into1-inch pieces
3 large carrots, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
12 ounces Guinness or other stout beer
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup French’s Classic Yellow Mustard

Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp, remove bacon, leaving drippings in skillet.  Combine flour and salt and toss beef with flour mixture.  Brown beef over medium heat in batches.

Add onion, carrots and bacon to slow cooker.  Place browned beef on top.  Combine beer, sugar and mustard and pour over beef.

Cover and cook on High 4 to 6 hours or Low 8 to 10 hours or until beef is very tender.  Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, if desired and serve with mashed potatoes.

Oven method:  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine browned beef and remaining ingredients on 2-quart ovenproof casserole or Dutch oven.  Bake 2 hours or until beef is very tender.

food stylist - Diane Vezza
prop stylist - Heather Bean

recipe developed for French's Foods

Guinness Braised Beef pairs nicely with
a traditional Colcannon

Finish off the menu with a decadent 

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