This is a great recipe I have been making for a couple years now and its a hit everytime. I make it a lot thicker, more stew like, then the picture shows and do not serve it over noodles. I usually just pair with bread and butter and like i said its a lot thicker of a stew. I follow the recipe pretty much to a T. I prefer to use red onion but that is just preference. I also ADD a bottle of beer and a little extra flour if needed to thicken at the end. I have made it with guiness, sam adams oktoberfest, magic hat #9 and Killians, on different occasions, depending on the season determines which beer I use. :) All in all great recipe and very flavorful. Oh I also add a lil salt n cracked peppercorn to taste. Makes a lot and is even better the next day!!!!