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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Northern Maverick's stout stew

This stout stew made with tender lamb, Northern Maverick Stout and vegetables will sham-rock your world this St. Patrick's Day.

Recipe for Northern Maverick's stout stew

Serves 4-6

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2-2.5lbs Ontario lamb shoulder, large diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 2" cubes)
  • 2 large Spanish onions, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 bottle Northern Maverick Stout
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1L veal stock
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Season the diced lamb heavily with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot on high heat, with some canola oil, sear the lamb in batches so as to not overcrowd the pot. Ensure an even and thorough browning. Remove to the side when evenly seared, and repeat with the rest of the lamb.
  3. Lowering the heat to medium, sauté the diced onion and garlic until lightly golden.
  4. Add diced carrots and celery, and sautee until lightly softened.
  5. Add the all purpose flour, stirring well to cook out the flour for about 1 minute.
  6. While constantly stirring to keep the flour from forming large clumps, slowly add the veal stock and the Northern Maverick Stout.
  7. Once the stock and stout have been evenly incorporated, add the seared lamb to the pot.
  8. Once everything comes up to a simmer, lower the heat to a minimum and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Let simmer for about 2 hours.
  9. After 2 hours of cooking, check the tenderness of the lamb. If it's not quite falling apart yet, allow to cook for another 30-40 minutes. If at this point the broth is too thin, keep the lid off during this time.
  10. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a side of mashed potatoes.

If you prefer having potatoes in the stew, add 1lb of Yukon Gold mini/baby potatoes at the same time that the lamb is added back to the broth.

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