Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with this Irish Beef Stew. Simmer budget-friendly beef stew meats to tender, fall apart perfection using a slow cooker and Cook Smart‘s recipe. The trick is to tenderize the beef before cooking, then letting it stew slowly in the liquid using the gentle heat from the slow cooker. It’s hard to be patient when your home smells so delicious, but trust us, it’s worth the wait.


under 6 Hours 5 mins
breakfast,

Directions

  • Sprinkle stew meat with salt and toss till well combined. Using a fork, prick the meat in multiple places to tenderize. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, but ideally refrigerate overnight.

  • Toss the meat with flour. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then sear meat until browned on the outside.

  • While meat is browning, mix together tomato paste, soy sauce, beef stock (use more if you like it more soupy than stewy) and Guinness & red wine (if using) in slow cooker.

  • Transfer meat (browned or not) to slow cooker. Add garlic, onions, carrots, potatoes, bay leaves, and black pepper.

  • Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 3 to 4 until meat is falling apart and tender.

  • If using peas, microwave for ~1 minute and then fold them into stew.

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