Enjoy an authentic Irish dish without the guilt. This stew has all the flavor and a fraction of the carbs.
NOTE: These instructions assume you are going to do all your cooking in a large, Iron Dutch Oven. If not, simply follow these instructions using a separate skillet for searing and saute, Then use a crock pot to cook your stew in.
Cube the beef and pat it all as dry as possible with a paper towel. Then season all sides of the beef with Pink Himalayan Salt. Let the beef sit on the kitchen counter while you prep the rest of the stew.
Chop the bacon and add it to the Dutch Oven to brown up over medium high heat. When the bacon is starting to get crisp, remove it to a paper towel to drain.
Pour off the bacon fat, reserving enough in the bottom of your Dutch Oven to sear the beef in.
Sear the beef on all sides over medium high heat, at least 30 seconds to a minute per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined bowl to let the fat drain off a bit.
Saute the scallions until the whites are just starting to turn translucent. Then remove to a separate bowl.
Drain any remaining bacon fat from the Dutch Oven, but don't worry about cleaning it all out completely. Leave a little behind for flavor!
Add the Xanthan Gum and Coconut Flour to the Beef Stock. Stir until there are no lumps. This slurry will help thicken the stew a little.
Return the Dutch Oven to the stove and add the beef, veggies, beef stock, and Guinness.
Crock Pot Instruction: If you're using a crock pot, just add everything to the pot here.
Stir everything together and let your stew come to a low boil.
Crock Pot Instruction: Just stir everything together. Don't worry about bringing it to a boil.
Drop in your sashay or dried herbs or your bundle of fresh herbs (whichever you're using), and your bay leaves.
Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Let the whole thing stew for at least 3 hours, stirring every 45 minutes or so.
Crock Pot Instruction: Set temp to high and let the whole thing stew for at least 3 hours.
Before serving, taste the broth for salt. Add a little as needed.