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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Irish Beef Stew

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. flour

1 pound beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks

1/2 white onion, cut into chunks

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup beef broth

1/2 small can tomato paste (6 oz)

1-2 Tbsp. Chipotle Paste

1/2 can Irish stout beer (like Guinness)

1 1/2 tsp. cold water

1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch

Toss beef cubes in flour to coat.  Heat oil in large pan over medium heat and brown the beef until browned.  Place carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic in a crock pot.  Place the meat on top of the vegetables.  Mix together the beef broth, tomato paste, Art of Chipotle-Chipotle Paste and beer and pour over the ingredients in crock pot.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.  During the last hour, dissolve cornstarch in cold water and then stir into the broth.  Simmer on high for a few minutes to thicken.