Slow-Cooker Guinness Beef Stew
Cooking with Guinness can leave a bad taste in your mouth. For beer flavor minus the bitterness, the secret's in the sauce.
Why This Recipe Works
Beef stew recipes made in the slow cooker produce succulent meat and tender vegetables, but the addition of Guinness stout turned our Guinness Beef Stew recipe bitter and harsh. To avoid this, we enhanced the beer’s complex coffee and chocolate flavors by adding bittersweet chocolate to our recipe. Adding the Guinness in two stages—at the beginning for a base flavor and at the end for a fresh kick—allowed us to get the best of its flavor.
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