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It is not quite traditional, this Irish Stew with beef and Guinness. The original poor man's meal was made with mutton or lamb, not beef. Also, carrots, parsnips and celery are not included in the traditional version, not to mention Guinness. But what the heck – this is a very delicious modified version of Irish Stew. With beef. With vegetables. With Guinness. Sorry, dear Irish. But it is unbelievably delicious.
What is Irish Stew?
It resembles a goulash and is a classic one pot recipe. All ingredients go into a large pot and are cooked together. As mentioned earlier, Irish stew was originally a dish prepared in poorer society. It originated in the agricultural regions where sheep farming was practiced. When older sheep were slaughtered, the meat had to be stewed for a very long time until it became tender again. Onions and potatoes were added to the pot – and the classic stew was ready.