Beef Stew with Ale


A delicious stew with a good brown lager flavor.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 2 pounds beef brisket, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 5 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 cups diced portobello mushroom caps

  • 1 ½ cups red pearl onions, peeled

  • 1 cup diced carrot

  • 1 cup diced celery root (celeriac)

  • 1 cup diced turnip

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles brown lager beer

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 cup diced potato

  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped


  1. Place the brisket cubes into a mixing bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour, and toss until evenly coated. Heat the canola oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over high heat. Cook the meat in small batches until browned on all sides; about 5 minutes per batch. Set the meat aside as the batches are done.

  2. Once the meat has been browned and set aside, stir in the portobello mushrooms, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms, and set aside. Stir the pearl onions, carrot, celery root, and turnips into the pot. Cook and stir until the onions begin to turn light brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and continue cooking until the onions are golden brown, about 3 minutes more. Remove the vegetables and set aside.

  3. Return the beef to the pot, and pour in the beer. Bring to a boil, and cook until the beer has reduced to 1/3 of its original volume, about 8 minutes. Pour in the beef broth and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat starts to become tender, about 1 hour. Return the browned vegetables to the pot along with the potatoes, recover, and cook 1 hour more.

  4. Stir in the reserved mushrooms, malt vinegar, thyme, and rosemary. Simmer a few minutes until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
13g Fat
13g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.