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                          BEEF AND STOUT CASSEROLE
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Irish                            Meats
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Beef
    6       oz           Lean bacon, cubed
    1       lb           Shallots or small onions
    3                    Cloves garlic
    1                    Bouquet garni
    1       tb           Sugar
                         Salt and pepper
                         Basil and parsley
    1       tb           Butter
    2       tb           Flour
    1       tb           Wine or cider vinegar
    1                    Bottle of stout
   Saute the beef and bacon in a little oil.  Drain off
   the excess liquid. Remove the meat anmd set aside.
   Add the butter to the pan, and melt. Stir in the flour
   to make a roux.  Gradually stir in the stout.  Place
   the meat and the small onions (peeled) in a deep
   casserole dish, and season with the salt, pepper and
   herbs.  Crush the garlic and add to the ingredients.
   Sprinkle the sugar on top, and pour in the sauce.
   Cover and place in the oven.  Cook very gently for up
   to 3 hours at 300F.  Check occasionally.  If the
   casserole seems to be drying a little, you can add
   more stout.  Remove from the oven and mix in the
   vinegar.  Serve with lots of boiled potatoes to sop up
   the sauce.
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