Beer-filled, tasty beef stew

St. Patrick’s Day is not all about having fun and drinking, it is all about the food, too. Here is a good recipe to try when getting together with your friends

beef stew with  pumpkin and beer

Start to finish: 3 hours

Servings: 2-3

1 pound of beef

1 ounce of butter

4 small onions

Half of a medium pumpkin

7 ounces round carrots

12 ounces stout or pumpkin beer

5 cloves garlic

1 cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

Sugar to taste


Cut beef into cubes and season to your liking. In a medium-high stock pot, melt butter and add meat. Cook meat until it is brown.

Cut up 3 onions and add to pan. Cook for another 5 minutes then add beer. Add in garlic cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Bring to boil, add salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Put lid on and let simmer for 2 hours.

Add carrots, and let simmer for another 30 minutes then add in diced pumpkin. Let simmer for another 30 minutes until meat is falling apart and pumpkin is fully cooked.


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