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Beef Stew With Guinness
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
Beef Stew With Guinness is true Irish pub comfort food. Tender pieces of beef are surrounded by sweet carrots, potatoes and onions in a savory, rich and flavorful gravy. Our Irish Beef Stew will warm you up on a chilly evening and be a hit on your Saint Patrick’s Day table too!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: beef stew with Guinness, Irish beef stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 363 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 2 lbs. boneless beef chuck ,cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 3 Tbs. oil ,divided
  • 2 onions ,chopped, 2 cups
  • 1 lb. carrots ,peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces, about 3 cups
  • 1 lb. small golden potatoes ,halved, about 3 cups
  • 2 large cloves garlic ,minced
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) Guinness stout beer or beef broth
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  1. Combine flour, kosher salt, thyme and pepper in a bowl. Add beef and toss until evenly coated.
  2. In large pot heat 2 Tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, until browned; set aside.
  3. To same pot add remaining 1 Tablespoon oil, onions, carrots, potatoes and garlic and cook until just tender-crisp, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add beer and tomato paste and bring to a boil, scraping up the brown bits from bottom of pot.
  5. Return beef to pot and stir in beef broth.
  6. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until beef is very tender, about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 10 cups/ 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Stew With Guinness
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 783mg34%
Potassium 973mg28%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 9793IU196%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.