Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

This Guinness beef stew is hearty and although it’s not made in the slow cooker, it’s very low maintenance. One of my favorite things about the recipe is that it doesn’t call for browning the meat, which is nearly always the first step in a dish like this. It saves time, and means I don’t have to clean up the oil that’s inevitably splattered all over the stove as the meat sears. Instead, the stew is cooked uncovered in the oven, which helps the exposed meat to brown and really concentrates the flavor of the sauce. This makes a lot of stew, but the leftovers are delicious so I promise you won’t mind! I simply added a little more Guinness and some water and reheated it over low heat on the stove top the second day. We don’t eat a ton of red meat, but this stew will definitely be on the menu again at some point winter.

Guinness Beef Stew

By Tracey

Guinness Beef Stew

from Cook’s Country

(Note: the recipe suggested avoiding Guinness Extra Stout – it’ll make the stew bitter.)


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups Guinness Draught, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4 lb) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 325 F, with a rack in the lower third of the oven.

Set a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the oil. Once it starts shimmering, add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions have browned. Stir in the tomato paste and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant and rust-colored. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute (just to get rid of the raw taste). Mix in the chicken broth, 3/4 cup of the Guinness, the brown sugar, and the thyme leaves. Scrape the bottom of the pot to pick up any browned bits.

Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until it has thickened slightly. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper, and add to the pot. Return the mixture to a simmer, then transfer the pot to the oven (uncovered).

Cook for 90 minutes, stirring once halfway through the cooking time. Remove the pot from the oven and add the potatoes and carrots, stirring to distribute. Return the pot to the oven and cook for another 60-90 minutes, stirring at 30-minute intervals. The stew is ready when the veggies and beef are fork tender. Remove the pot from the oven and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of Guinness and the parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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