Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chocolate Stout Beef Stew for St Patrick's Day, or any day!

If a photo is worth a thousand words, I would start with Delicious and end with Yum!


Here is the recipe Michele posted on her blog (and many thanks for sharing the photo, story and recipe... note, this is her photo, not mine

So I’m in line at Whole Foods with a parsnip in one hand and a Rogue’s Chocolate Stout in the other.  The Irish woman in line ahead of me looks at my hands and says, “looks like you are having an Irish dinner tonight!”  It was funny to me that stout and parsnips screamed “Irish” to her.  My lovely sister shares her birthday with St. Patrick’s Day.  She’s lucky, as there is always a party on her birthday.  This year is a milestone b-day for her, and I’m bummed we can’t be together.  However, if there’s anything that can make your bummed belly happy, it’s a good Irish beef stew.  The Rogue’s Chocolate Stout imparts a velvety, barely there, chocolatey taste.  I highly recommend using it.  Alternatives for Rogue in your grocery store are Guinness, Murphy’s Irish stout, or your favorite locally brewed stout!  I can’t help but think a Bell’s Porter from Kalamazoo would also be phenomenal.

  • 1 cup of Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • 1 1/4 lbs stew meat (I used bison, but beef is fine too)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced parsnip
  • 1 cup thickly sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2-3 cups of beef stock
  • 2 of sprigs of thyme and 2 sprigs of rosemary, tied in a bundle
  • mashed potatoes for topping
  • parsley for garnish
Thanks again Michele, and  Happy Birthday to your sister! 


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