Let the luck of the Irish fall upon you with this Jackfruit Guinness Irish Stew. Vegan, gluten-free, rich, savory and delicious.
- 3 tsp olive oil divided (extra virgin)
- 1 bay leaf
- 5 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 med brown onion (finely chopped)
- 2 7 oz packages Organic Young Jackfruit (unseasoned) (I use #Edward&Sons)
- 32 oz Organic Vegetable Broth (I use Organics)
- 5 med red potatoes (chopped)
- 4 large carrots (diced)
- 4 large celery stalks (diced)
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 22 oz Guinness beer (extra stout)
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp tarragon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 4 tbsp corn starch (mix with small amount cold water )
- Heat 1 tsp olive oil in large fry pan. Add bay leaf and allow to gently simmer just until fragrant. Toss aside.
- Add garlic. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add onion and saute until translucent.
- Add vegetable broth to large stock pot over high heat. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and transfer garlic and onions to stock pot. Simmer for a spell.
- Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in same pan you cooked the onions and garlic in. Add jackfruit, a pinch of sea salt and pepper and brown over high heat. You want the jackfruit to be a little crispy on the edges. Transfer to stock pot when well done.
- Heat another tsp of olive oil in same fry pan you cooked everything else in. Add celery, carrots and rosemary to pan and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer veggies to stock pot and give it a stir. Add the tarragon and tomato paste and stir until paste is fully disseminated. Then, slowly pour in your Guinness. Stir and reduce heat to low, Allow to simmer for about 1-2 hours.
- Turn the heat on high and pour in your corn starch water, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for a full minute, while continuing to stir. Remove from heat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to thicken up. Serve immediately with a side of brown rice and some warm, crusty french bread.
- To keep the potatoes firm, try adding them last and don’t overcook them.
- The Guinness beer makes this dish. There is really no substitute. If you’re absolutely against adding it to your food, try adding 4 tbsp of vegan Worcestershire sauce.
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Irish