Cast of characters: 2lbs of stew meat (normally I'd use beef but we are out of organic beef stew meat so I used some of our organic buffalo meat instead) 2 giant potatoes, 2 carrots (they must of missed the photo shoot due to a scheduling conflict, 1 large onion 3-4 cloves of garlic, flour, 1 can of Guinness beer, salt, pepper and olive oil.
Place 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a dutch oven and heat on medium (this one has been VERY loved and desperately needs to be scrubbed... I'll have to put that on the handsome husbands "to do" list... as scrubbing gunk off of pans falls under the "only husband's do this task" category).
Dredge (is that what it's called?) the beef with/in the flour mixture... be sure and shake off any excess flour
When it's ready...
don't forget to serve it up with a nice hunk of
Irish Soda Bread and some butter...
Irish Soda Bread
(adapted from The Irish Spirit)
2 1/2 cups of All purpose flour
2 tea baking soda
1 tea baking powder
1/2 tea salt
2 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup quick oats
2 1/4 cups buttermilk
Sift together the dry ingredients
make a well... pour in the wet ingredients
and mix with a wooden spoon
until it forms a soft dough
*you may need to add a little more flour (BUT NOT MUCH)
With floured hands shape into 2 round loaves and place on parchment paper
sprinkle the tops with a little oatmeal if you'd like and be sure and make an X on the center of each loaf (to ward off the evil spirits) and bake for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees
DO NOT OVER BAKE...
(check with a toothpick inserted into the center at the 25 minute mark)
remove from oven and cool on a rack...
serve with yummy butter or jam