This traditional Irish beef stew recipe, a favorite on St. Patrick's Day, is made distinctive by the combination of seasonings that are used in the stew and by the addition of stout beer, which gives this hearty beef stew a one-of-kind taste.
"Great Irish stew. I am a reformed alcoholic and do not cook with alcohol so I substituted non-alcoholic beer for the stout beer and cranberry juice for the red wine. The stew turned out very good even with these substitutions."
"Excellent recipe. I substitued stout beer with white table wine to deglaze the pan used for the onions, carrots and potatoes. Great hardy taste with a slightly sweet after taste. I WILL make it again soon."