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.