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Beef and Guinness Stew

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Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew

Photo: Diana Rattray
Guinness Stout adds lots of flavor to this hearty beef stew. Use round or lean chuck in this recipe. It's a great stew to enjoy with crusty rolls or biscuits and a salad, and it can be prepared it on the weekend for a busy Monday meal.

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 3 thick slices bacon, diced
  • 2 pounds lean stew beef, round or lean chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 large onions, chopped, about 2 to 3 cups
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 to 3 cups diced or sliced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups Guinness stout
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 2 to 3 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste


In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the bacon, turning, until lightly browned.

In a food storage bag, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Add beef cubes and toss until well coated.

Add the beef and onions to the bacon and continue cooking, turning frequently, until beef and onions are browned. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer. Add the carrots, stout, and broth. Stir in the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Add the bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook at a low simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until beef is very tender.

Add the thyme and potatoes to the beef mixture and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes longer, until potatoes are tender.

Stir in the parsley and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 5 minutes longer.

Serve with crusty rolls, biscuits, or slices of freshly baked Irish soda bread.

Serves 6.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Best Beef Stew!, Member Candalasii

My husband is a picky eater, and he absolutely loved this dish! The beef was so tender, and the flavors unbelievable. I will definitely make this again. I also made home made soda bread on the side...recommended!

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