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Great winter recipe full of flavor -- and who doesn't like stew with beer?

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add the beef, a few pieces at at a time, and shake the bag to coat.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the beef, cooking until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the browned beef to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

  • Place the beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and thyme into a slow cooker, and pour the stout beer on top. Cover and cook on Low until the meat is very tender, about 8 hours. Season with salt, then remove thyme. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 78.2mg; sodium 364.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
This stew was very good and had the right amount of each ingredient except the thyme. I put 5 sprigs of fresh thyme instead of the 1 recommended and still thought it was bland. Next time I will add a lot more and maybe some other spices. Or perhaps an additional Tbsp of dried thyme. The meat came out very tender and delicious. I will make this again but with more spices and probably in the winter. Thanks Camping Girl! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/26/2011
Super easy lacked flavor. Just so incredibly bland. We were all dissapointed because it smelled great from the fresh thyme. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
This stew was very good and had the right amount of each ingredient except the thyme. I put 5 sprigs of fresh thyme instead of the 1 recommended and still thought it was bland. Next time I will add a lot more and maybe some other spices. Or perhaps an additional Tbsp of dried thyme. The meat came out very tender and delicious. I will make this again but with more spices and probably in the winter. Thanks Camping Girl! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2011
Really delicious but you have to be 21 to buy all of the ingredients! The better the browning the tastier the stew definitely holds true in this recipe and the long slow cooking takes the edge off of the beer and gives the stew a marvelous flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2011
As written this would have been bland for us. I mixed the flour with a lot of my low salt cajun seasoning and pepper. I also used a lot more fresh thyme taking it out when ready to eat. Added about 4 big cloves of fresh minced garlic. I also cooked the stew meat and then added the beer (without draining) hoping some of the bitter beer flavor would cook off. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2011
I had no clue what stout beer tasted like. It is kind of strong and slightly bitter. The stew has a bit of a bitter after taste to it and my husband noticed right away. He wasn't too crazy about it. He gives it a 4. However the stew is good hearthy and very easy to make. I served it over brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2011
Super easy lacked flavor. Just so incredibly bland. We were all dissapointed because it smelled great from the fresh thyme. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2012
My husband couldn't stop raving about this stew! Cut up a pot roast into 1 1/2 inch cubes and added steak spice to the flour. Also put 2 TBS each of dijon and bbq sauce to the liquid a bottle of amber beer and the same amount of chicken stock which I used to deglaze the pan before adding it to the slow cooker. Cooked on high for about 6 to 7 hours and it was A-MA-ZING. Had it with the Irresistible Irish Soda Bread.... OMG it just put it over the top!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2012
As a person who loves all things beer I was really excited to try this recipe. It smelled so good throughout the day. What a disappointment when it finally came time to eating it. I agree with other reviewers that it was bland and didn't have much for flavor. The only change I made was to use dry thyme as I didn't have any fresh on hand. I'm not a big stew maker so maybe there are tricks of the pros that make it better. Neither my husband nor I thought very highly of this one. I'll look elsewhere the next time I make stew. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
What a GREAT recipe!! I made this for St Patricks Day and I followed it exactly. I made a double batch and there was not a drop left....and several friends asked for the recipe! Will make again...and again!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2019
Great recipe. Next time I'll omit the vegetable oil and add a can of peas and corn. Read More