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Guinness Irish Stew

This Irish Stew is made from wholesome ingredients that simmer for 2 hours until they become one!  The dark beer adds a level of flavor you don't expect and it doesnt taste like beer!  

Course Dinner, Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine irish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6
457 kcal


  • 2.5 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 12 ounce Guinness Dark Beer
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
  • 1 pound small white potatoes, halved
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce optional, if you have it on hand
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat a large dutch oven or soup pot.  Add one tablespoon of olive oil. Liberally salt and pepper the meat pieces.  Cooking in two batches, brown the stew meat.    Let it cook to develop a crust before turning.  About 3-4 minutes.  Remove meat and set aside.

  2. Add onion to pot.  Cooking until translucent.  Add garlic and cook an additional two minutes.

  3.  Add flour to onions in pot and cook for two minutes.  Pour in the beer.  Cook until thick. 

  4. Add tomato paste and stir until dissolved.  Add beef stock and bring to a simmer.

  5. Toss in potatoes, carrots and seared beef along with the juices.  Add thyme, one teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  (If using a slow cooker pour the mixture in at this point. Turn to low and cook 4-5 hours).

  6. Taste for seasoning when meat is cooked through.  More salt?  More pepper?  Salt will vary depending on the sodium content of your broth.

  7. Your stew is done with the meat is fork tender.  Serve with crusty bread and butter.

Recipe Notes

For Slow Cooker: Follow instructions 1 thru 5 and add to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Stew is done when meat is tender.

Nutrition Facts
Guinness Irish Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 1263mg53%
Potassium 1303mg37%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 6940IU139%
Vitamin C 15.2mg18%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 7.7mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.