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Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew has melt-in-your-mouth beef bites with veggie chunks simmered in your favorite Irish beer! This hearty recipe is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Guinness Beef Stew
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 10 servings
Calories 302kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 pounds beef stewing meat trimmed and cut into 2-3 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 medium onion peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion cut into quarters
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cloves garlic whole
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups Guinness Beer
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch of fresh rosemary
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 pound mini red potatoes peeled and cut into halves
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Add beef chunks to a large bowl, and sprinkle with flour, salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Add a heavy-duty, oven safe large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is simmering, add the beef a few pieces at a time into one layer, making sure to not overcrowd the pieces.
  • Brown, turning the pieces on all sides, for about 5 minutes per batch. Remove from pot and transfer to a plate, cover with foil. Add another 2 tablespoons of oil to the pot and cook another batch of beef.
  • Once done cooking the beef, reduce the heat to medium and add the beef broth the pot. Use a wooden spoon to scrape well the bits that stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add two tablespoons of butter and melt it.
  • Add the diced onion and minced garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and add the Guinness beer and stir.
  • Add back beef chucks. Add the quartered onion, whole garlic cloves, bay leaves and fresh bunch of rosemary.
  • Cover and cook on low heat, skimming broth from time to time, until the beef is tender, for about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Discard the rosemary and bay leaves.
  • Add the carrots, celery, and potatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until the veggies are tender. If needed, add broth or water if the stew is dry.
  • Remove the stew from oven, taste and adjust for salt and pepper. If you prefer the stew to be thicker, we like to add a cornstarch and water slurry to thicken it, 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved into 3 tablespoons of water.
  • Serve the stew warm, garnished with freshly chopped parsley.



Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 732mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2228IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg