Pressure Cooker Irish Stew with Guinness Beer
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This Irish stew with Guinness Beer is so full of flavour and rich. Add some crusty bread and you have a perfect meal on Saint Patrick's Day or the other 364 days of the year!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 4 Generous Servings
  • 4 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 2½ lbs (1.13 kg) inside round oven roast (or stewing beef), cut in 1½ inch cubes
  • 2½ lbs potatoes.
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut on an angle about ½ thick (about ¾ lbs or .034 kg)
  • 1 can (16.9 fl oz or 500 ml) Guinness Beer (or other stout)
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup of fresh flat leaf parsley (Italian parsley), chopped
  • 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of water
  1. Add 2 Tbs of vegetable oil to the pressure cooker and heat (medium high or sear setting on electric pressure cookers).
  2. Sear the meat. Do this in two batches to avoid over crowding the pot.
  3. Set the meat aside.
  4. Add remaining oil to the pressure cooker and add the onions and garlic.
  5. Sauté until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the carrots, seared meat, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, salt, pepper, potatoes, wine and beer. Stir.
  7. Close the pressure cooker lid and set to high for 25 minutes. If you're using a stove top pressure cooker, start the 25 minute count once the pressure cooker has reached high pressure.
  8. Completely release pressure before opening the lid.
  9. Add the parsley and stir.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk the flour and water until the flour is completely dissolved.
  11. Add the flour mixture to the pot and stir well. The sauce will thicken.
  12. Let sit for about 5 minutes and serve... don't forget the bread!
For this meal, we used the Salton 5 in 1 Pressure Cooker. This is an electric pressure cooker.

Always use extra care when working with kitchen appliances under pressure. Make sure to read the manufacturer's instructions.
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