The forty-sixth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Guinness and Beef Skillet Stew, can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 108, and was chosen for the group by Glennis.
Ingredient list: steak, salt, pepper, canola oil, carrots, potatoes, stout beer, tomato paste, beef broth, flour, pearl onions, and peas.
When I think of an average stew, I think of a creamy heavier version of a soup. In those terms, this "stew" is more of a soup consistency rather than of a stew consistency. Which is definitely fine by me as I'm a soup lover on any given day in any given season. The use of steak and not a fattier cut of meat makes this recipe a bit more calories/fat friendly, as does the moderate use of starchy veggies and thickener (flour). Tomato paste gives it a nice consistency and depth of flavor. All in all, this is a very good stew/soup recipe that we enjoyed and would make again when we want a lighter/healthier version of a beef stew. Definitely worthy of a repeat.
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