It was St. Patty’s day and I was craving something Irish. What’s more Irish than Guinness right?

This takes a while to make and a while to cook and a microsecond to eat. All well worth it. Serve with some taters and some pints.

Time: 5 hours start to finish
Feeds: 6-8


Mise en Place
STAPLES VEGGIES
1 bay leaf 8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
271 grams ap flour 2 cloves garlic, minced
canola oil 1 large onion, large dice
pepper 2 ribs celery, sliced
1 tbs kosher salt 3 medium carrots, cut into coins
2 tbs ap flour MEAT
2 cups beef broth 1 egg lightly beaten
1 pint guiness 3 lb chuck roast, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
91 grams water
1 stalk rosemary leaves chopped
177 grams butter, cut into 1/4 inch dice

Equipment
1 oven, 325
1 dutch oven, medium high
mixing bowls
1 food processor
1 casserole or pie pan

Directions
Step Action
1 season beef with salt and pepper
2 bring enough canola oil to cover bottom of dutch oven to temp
3 brown beef a couple of minutes per side, in batches
4 evac some of the oil so you have about 2 tbs left
5 lower heat to medium low, add onions and cook till just getting soft, 5-7 minutes
6 add celery and carrots, cook another 5-7 minutes
7 add mushrooms, cook till mushrooms have released their liquid and look cooked
8 add garlic and cook 1 minute
9 dust with 2 tbs flour and cook 1 minute
10 add guiness and broth, bring to boil
11 cover, and place in oven. cook for 3 hours
12 while beef is cooking make pie dough, in food processor with dough blade, spin flour and salt together
13 add butter and pulse 10 times
14 add water and pulse till dough just starts to come together
15 turn onto a floured cutting board and shape into ball
16 wrap in plastic wrap and let sit in fridge at least 2 hours
17 evac beef from oven, raise temp to 375
18 place beef over high heat, and reduce sauce to desired thickness
18 ladle beef into pie pan
19 on floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness
20 place dough over pie pan, trim, and score top of dough
21 brush dough with egg wash
22 place in oven and cook until dough is golden brown, about 35-45 minutes
23 evac, and let cool on counter for 15 minutes
24 slice and eat!

 

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