Yes, I’m Irish, in fact, my grandfather came over from Ireland in 1918 when he was 11 years old, so there. So, in honor of my Irish heritage, I made a Guinness Braised Beef for dinner. The first couple times I read the recipe I didn’t realize that it would take 3.5 hours. Good thing I read it through one more time, or we would have been having beef for breakfast. It sounds like a lot of work, but really, once it’s in the oven, there’s really nothing to do. To begin with , I browned the beef, made a quick roux, added beef broth, red wine and Guinness. Then over the next 3 hours garlic, bay leaves, mushrooms, shallots, rosemary, carrots, parsnips and potatoes are added. Cook it until everything is tender and you’re done.