How to make it

  • Toss the meat cubes with flour, salt, and pepper.
  • In a separate pan heat the Guinness, mead, and beef stock. Keep warm.
  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over high heat and brown the meat on all sides.
  • Add ½ the onions and the tomato paste.
  • Cover and cook the meat and onions for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the herbs and begin to sweat the vegetables to release some of their liquid (don't let them brown).
  • Add the warm Guinness, mead, and stock mixture.
  • Scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and stir the stew..
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until the meat is tender.
  • During the last 20 minutes, add the fresh herbs (either tied up in a piece of cheesecloth or in a metal tea infuser) and adjust the seasonings.
  • When you're ready to serve, discard the herbs and dish out portions of the stew with slices of hearty bread.

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  • lagoulue 5 years ago
    This sounds heavenly - I want to make it YESTERDAY! Can't find mead or honey wine, though. Would any sweet dessert wine, like Italian Vinsanto, be OK with this?
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    " It was excellent "
    greenlord ate it and said...
    This is an amazing recipe !!! Marjoram will blend the wooly taste of lamb so that even people who Hate lamb will love this recipe !! I added the recipe to the group cooking with booze. Spread the love, this is a great recipe!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    I can just hear the Leprechauns playing, or singing, or whatever they do when they're happy.
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  • capedread 11 years ago
    I've never been able to make a good Irish stew, but I think those days are over!
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  • michellem 11 years ago
    I will definetly give this one a try. It looks so good! Thanks for sharing! Michelle
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    " It was excellent "
    dizzzykipper ate it and said...
    Winter is coming and i know i'll love this one
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  • frankieanne 11 years ago
    This sounds wonderful.
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  • dancegypsy67 11 years ago
    Oh, the cooler weather can not come fast enough!
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