Irish Beef and Oatmeal Stew

Ingredients:

  • 4lbs. beef chuck or brisket, cubed in 1/2" chunks
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 qt beef stock
  • 22oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Ben's Heffer Dust
  • 1 cup steel cut oats

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat recteq to 400℉ with a large cast enamel dutch oven.
  • Add the beef and allow to sear on all sides (about 8-10 minutes).  
  • Add the onions, carrots, and celery and allow to set for 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the flour to form a roux and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, stock, bay leaves, and Heffer Dust, then allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Add the oats and simmer for 20-25 minutes until tender.
  • Remove the bay leaves prior to eating.