Parade Stew

2 pounds sirloin or chuck, cut in generous 1-inch cubes

Salt and pepper

½ cup flour

4 tablespoons butter

¼ cup oil

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups beef stock

4 medium onions, chopped

4 parsnips, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick

1 turnip, peeled and sliced 1-inch thick

5-6 carrots, peeled, sliced ½-inch thick

2 cups Guinness stout

Season meat with salt and pepper and dredge through flour; shake off any excess.

Heat butter and oil in large skillet, brown meat on all sides. Place meat in slow cooker with thyme, nutmeg, beef stock, onions, parsnips, turnip and carrots. Cook at least 4 to 5 hours on low, then add Guinness and cook 1 hour more. If stew is not thick enough draw ½ cup liquid from pot, whisk in 2 tablespoons flour and pour back into pot. Serve with boiled red potatoes, crusty brown bread and more Guinness.

Serves eight.

Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.