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Hearty Beef and Stout Stew
Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr 

Hearty Beef and Stout Stew

Time: 40 minutes

Flavor Hit: A slightly bitter, dark beer cuts through the richness of the stew. After simmering, the beer loses its edge and adds deep, roasted flavors that typically come from a slow braise.

Serve with Kale Mashed Potatoes: Cook 2 cups frozen mashed potatoes (such as Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash) according to package directions. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cups sliced Lacinato kale and ¼ cup sliced green onions; sauté 1 minute. Stir in ½ cup 2% milk and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add kale to potatoes; stir to combine. CALORIES 114; FAT 3.7g (sat 2.2g); SODIUM 229mg

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