Guinness Beef Skillet

Hard to believe it’s time for back to school already!  I have to admit, I won’t miss the summer weather AT ALL.  Bring on the cozy sweaters, brisk walks through the falling leaves and hot cocoa around the fire already, will ya? 🙂

Guinness Beef Skillet ~ Pearls + Girls

Fall is my favorite season, but this year it’s also my busiest!  I am working on getting cookie samples baked for Halloween and Thanksgiving in my Etsy shop, as well as making a few orders for showers and weddings.  Add in some dance lessons, art classes, school projects, etc. and a made from scratch dinner on a weeknight can become an afterthought.  So what’s a mama to do when the family is hungry but there’s no time to cook?  Whip out a skillet and serve up a one pot meal, that’s what! 🙂

Guinness Beef Skillet ~ Pearls + Girls

My Guinness Beef Skillet is made with simple ingredients, so you can pull a hearty home cooked meal together in minutes!  The leftovers just get better and better, so even if you aren’t feeding a crowd, stash a bowl or two in the fridge to warm up later in the week.  Serve it up with a side of crusty French bread to sop up every last drop of the delicious Guinness sauce.  Enjoy! 🙂

Guinness Beef Skillet

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 12 oz. bottle of Guinness beer
  • 14 oz. can low sodium beef broth
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef and onions until the beef is cooked through and the onions are translucent.
  2. Drain off any excess fat and season beef mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add the potatoes, carrots and beer.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, cover the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl whisk the cornstarch into the beef broth to create a slurry.
  6. Add the slurry to the skillet, then simmer uncovered for another 5 - 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and can be easily pierced with a fork.
  7. Stir in the frozen peas.
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