Oh my Guinness… its seitanic Irish Stew!!

Seitan & Guiness Irish Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Not one to go back on my word… here it is… Irish Stew made from Veganomicon’s simple seitan.

1) Prepare seitan, reserving the cooking liquid.  Cut into cubes.

2) Stew

  • Seitan cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper to taste, a PINCH of cayenne pepper… NOT a 1/4 tsp like I used.  I had to evacuate the kitchen and open all the windows… the effect was like pepper spray.  There was much coughing.  Sorry (eek)
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4-5 carrots thickly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups of cooking liquid from the seitan
  • 1 1/4 cups of Guinness (I used draft)
  • a sprinkle of dried thyme (I’m not big on measuring… maybe the cayenne incident will make me change my ways)

In a large, heavy pot, brown seitan cubes in olive oil over medium heat until browned on all sides (about 5 min).  Stir in flour, salt, pepper, PINCH of cayenne and sauté until well coated (2-3 min).  Add chopped onion and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until softened and starting to brown.  Slowly add the reserved cooking liquid 1/2 cup at a a time, stirring well to incorporate the flour without getting lumps.  Add the Guiness and the carrots.  Bring just to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.  Add the thyme.  Simmer for about 45 minutes or until carrots are tender.

Serve with a mound of mashed potatoes.  No particular recipe here – I add Becel Vegan and soy or rice milk until desired creamy texture is achieved.  And salt and pepper to taste.

And since Halloween is just around the corner:  Dessert:

Your Basic Chocolate Cupcake and Orange Buttercream Frosting from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.  I added a few drops of yellow and red food dye (I know) and there seems to be some separation happening… still tasted fine.  Licorice and very much non-plant-based Reese’s Pieces added by some small helping hands 🙂

What’s on your Halloween menu?

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3 Responses to Oh my Guinness… its seitanic Irish Stew!!

  1. Mr. Vittles says:

    All quite yummy, I can attest.

  2. Lucy says:

    Both look really yum!!!

  3. Thanks, they were quite yummy 🙂 The flavour of the stew really is a dead-ringer for ‘beefy’ Irish Stew.

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