I am trying to get ahead of the game for once and share a holiday recipe before said holiday, when it is most relevant. Here is one for St. Patrick’s Day.
1lb stew beef
2-3 stalks celery
3 cups chicken broth
4 tbsp flour
Thyme & bay leaf
Season the beef pieces with a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Add a few glugs of olive oil to a Dutch oven and brown all sides.
Add 200g chopped meaty bacon ( I used a maple wood smoked). Add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook until softened.
When we are done with Guinness, the leftover foam always gets put into a small bowl for Max, he loves it! After he laps it down he runs off to his bed to roll around.
Add carrot and parsnip, celery, chicken stock and 4 tbsp tomato paste. Stir again to mix and dissolve the paste.
I think I added about 1/2 tsp salt and a generous 1/8tsp pepper. Cover and cook in 325F oven for 2 1/2 hrs.
Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Probably best to let people add their preferred amount at the table.