Slow Cooker Stout Stew


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • ¾ cup flour

  • 2 ½ pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 large yellow onions, quartered

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, or more to taste

  • 2 cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (Optional)


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

463 Calories
23g Fat
32g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 463
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 786mg 17%

* 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.