Dark Beer Braised Short Rib Stew with Winter Root Vegetables


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With the cooler weather upon us it’s time to start trying out some delicious stew recipes. If you’re thinking of making a lactose free stew for your family, consider this dark beer braised short rib stew with winter root vegetables—it’s absolutely delicious! This recipe makes about four to six servings, and it’s great to serve on a cold fall day. After tasting this dish for yourself, please rate and review it, and also feel free to share your thoughts on social media too. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about these delicious short ribs!

Beer braised short ribs in a stew don’t require that much effort to prepare. In order to get cooking, you’re going to need the following ingredients: parsley, thyme, rosemary, flour, salt, two pounds of boneless beef short ribs, canola oil, one and a half cups of Yukon Gold potatoes, parsnips, onion, celery, stout beer, beef broth, turnips and molasses. Once you add everything together, it’s going to take up to two hours to cook. But it sure will be delicious once it’s all ready!

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  • ½ bunch fresh parsley stems
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and diced (about 1½ cup, ½-inch dice)

  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced (about 1 cup, ½-inch dice)

  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and diced (about 1 cup, ½-inch dice)

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced (about 1 cup, ½-inch dice)

  • 2 ribs of celery, diced (about ½ cup, ½-inch dice)

  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 18 ounces dark beer, preferably stout
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. TIE parsley stems, thyme and rosemary into bundle with butcher’s twine and set aside.
  2. STIR together flour and salt In large bowl; add short ribs and toss to coat.
  3. HEAT oil in large pot over high heat. Add short ribs and cook, turning, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate and set aside.
  4. REDUCE heat to medium-high. Add diced potatoes and vegetables, and bay leaves to pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to brown.
  5. ADD beer, stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pot. Add molasses; bring mixture to simmer and cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  6. ADD beef broth, reserved short ribs and herb bundle and bring to boil. Lower heat to maintain gentle simmer and cook until meat is very tender, 1½ to 2 hours. Remove and discard bay leaves and herb bundle. Add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Recipe Tips

Serve this hearty dish with Cabot Cheddar Soda Bread (not lactose free) or your

favorite crusty loaf to soak up the sauce. Delicious!



Serving Size
1/4 recipe
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
64 grams
Saturated Fat
25 grams
662 milligrams
46 grams
4.5 grams
29 grams
125 milligrams
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