Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash
With St Patrick's Day coming up I have been thinking about recipes and of course recipes with an Irish beer like Guinness come to mind and it's the perfect base for a beef stew! This steak stew is a pretty basic beef stew with some of the beef broth replaced with Guinness for extra flavour! I also like to season the stew with thyme, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and a hit of fish sauce for that extra depth of flavour! This steak and guinness stew is amazing all by itself but I often like to top it with cheese, Irish white cheddar cheese of course, and alternatively mashed potatoes, almost like a shepherds pie! This time I was thinking why not combine the two for a steak and Guinness stew topped with irish white cheddar mash and instead of using potatoes I used cauliflower to keep things light! Whether you serve this steak and Guinness stew by itself or topped with the Irish white cheddar cauliflower mash, it's a great choice for your St Patrick's Day menu!

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash
Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Steak and Guinness Stew with Irish White Cheddar Cauliflower Mash

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours 45 minutes Total Time: 4 hours Servings: 6

A tasty steak and Guinness stew topped with Irish white cheddar mashed cauliflower!


ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, sliced
  • 1 pound beef, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Guinness Draught (or 2 cups beef broth)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (quartered)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup Irish white cheddar (or aged white cheddar), shredded
directions
  1. Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan over medium heat and set aside, reserving the grease in the pan.
  2. Add the beef and brown on all sides before setting aside.
  3. Add the onions and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, while stirring, about a minute.
  5. Add the Guinness and deglaze the pan before adding the broth, bacon, beef, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste, bringing to a boil, reducing the heat and simmering, covered, until the beef is just falling apart tender, about 2-3 hours.
  6. Add the potatoes, carrots and mushrooms and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 10-20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, steam the cauliflower until tender and mash with the butter and cheese until they have melted.
  8. (Optional) Place the stew in a baking dish or dishes, place the cauliflower mash on top and bake in a preheated 350F oven until the sides are bubbling and the top is a light golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Slow cooker: Optionally implement steps 1-4, place everything that would have gone into the sauce pan into the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, add the veggies and cook on high until tender, about 20-30 minutes.
Option: Add extra vegetables like turnips and parsnips.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 353, Fat 11.2g (Saturated 4.7g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 84mg, Sodium 431mg, Carbs 26g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 6g), Protein 34g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

13 comments:

Maria said...

Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

janice15 said...

It looks fabulous great photos. Happy Monday with love Janice

Heather Christo said...

How delicious! I am totally going to make this soon!

Velva said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Kevin! As always, delicious!

Velva

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow wow wow, I want one of these all to myself!

Sues

Ethan W. said...

Oh yes! My St. Patrick's favourite meal!

Amanda said...

This looks delicious. What kind of beef did you use?

Julie Wampler said...

Perfect for St. Paddy's Day on Thursday!!

Jenny said...

This is one gorgeous Stew! Want!!!

Maria said...

That white cheddar cauliflower mash sounds great!

Anonymous said...

What do you do after you mash the cauliflower and cheese together? Looks like it was put in the oven to brown a little?

Kevin Lynch said...

Amanda: I used chuck or stewing beef. It's a long slow braise so even the cheaper tougher cuts are fine.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Oops! Somehow the last step got lost...

Post a Comment