Making this tonight and it's pretty good!
5 lb. Stew beef cut into 1 1/2" chunks
1/2 c. All purpous flour
Salt & pepper
5 T. Vegtabl oil or suet
3-4 large yellow onions coarsely chopped
1 lb. White mushroom halfed or quartered
2 12 oz. Bottles Guinness Extra Stout
2 c. Beef stock
1 TSP. Brown sugar
1 TSP. Dried thyme leaves
Generous pinch of nutmeg
4 bay leaves
Toss meat, flour, salt & pepper till coated
Heat oil in large Dutch oven or stew pot. Add meat an brown thourly. Remove from pot and set aside when done.
Add the onions to the pot and cook over medium heat until they just become translucent.
Return beef to the pot and add all other ingredients with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil and cover. Continue to simmer gently for about 2 hours stirring occasionally.
If you want, you can make some Beer bread with another bottle of Guinness to go with the stew.