Irish Nachos & Guinness Stew for St. Patrick’s Day
Irish Nachos to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
These are the little savory morsels that inspired Irish Food Day at my house. Stand in awe of the Irish Nachos!
If I had not been surrounded by my lovely family I would have made inappropriate noises until this platter was EMP-TY!
Seasoned red potatoes with bacon and cheese are the recipe for culinary seduction. Make a note of that. I can’t be the only one. My mouth is dominated by a sweet tooth but this dish, although simple, has such flavors that will make me ask my Irish Coffee Cake to hold on a sec.
These are pretty easy to make but regardless of the difficulty it was extremely nice of Deanna and Andy to bring so much food for Irish Food Day! I’m very proud to share with you the recipe for Irish Nachos.
2 bags of frozen, seasoned red potatoes cut “jo-jo” style
Ranch, cocktail sauce or just good old fashioned ketchup
Spread your potatoes on a baking sheet and bake per package directions until golden brown. Then remove potatoes, cover with shredded cheese, bacon and green onions and bake until cheese is melted.
I’d double that recipe if you plan to share. For some reason I am just crazy for those nachos!
I wanted to give the nachos and stew their own posts but St. Patrick’s Day is coming faster than I expected so I had better share this Guinness Stew recipe with you before we run out of time.
Deanna’s Recipe for Irish Guinness Stew
My sister Deanna made this recipe up by herself. She compiled different stew recipes and made it into something she thought it should be. She said it was weird that she couldn’t find a stew recipe with tomatoes, but she added them to her stew “because they should be there!” When she gave me the notes for her recipe she told me, “I just picked things I liked and made stew with it!” You should try this and feel free to improvise!
So there you have it folks.
Deanna’s Guinness Stew
1 1/2 bottles Guinness
4 cups chopped carrots
4 diced tomatoes
1 diced onion
1 sprig of thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 pounds of beef, cut for stew
4 tablespoons of flour
oil for saute
salt & pepper
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Heat a large pot (that is also oven safe), add your cooking oil and brown your beautiful beef. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Add your onions and carrots, stirring and enjoying the delicious fragrances! Let your tomatoes join the party along with 1 bottle of Guinness and the thyme. Cover your pot and bake in the oven for about 3 hours. About 1 1/2 hours into the baking time add another 1/2 bottle of Guinness. Serve with Irish Soda Bread for an Irish theme.