This is a recipe my husband got from one of his co-workers. He absolutely loves this!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 45 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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  • Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; add beef pieces. Toss to coat each piece evenly. Reserve remaining flour mixture for later use.

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  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet; cook and stir coated beef, working in batches, until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes per batch. Transfer cooked beef to a slow cooker.

  • Cook and stir onion in the same skillet used for beef until golden, about 5 minutes. Add beer and garlic; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Scrape browned bits of food from bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Pour onion mixture into the slow cooker.

  • Mix beef broth, parsley, thyme, and bay leaves into beef mixture in slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until beef is almost tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Sprinkle in the reserved flour mixture; stir well. Add potatoes and carrots.

  • Cook on High until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Arrange puff pastry on baking sheets; pierce each piece several times with a fork.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Ladle stew into individual dishes; top each with a pastry square.

Nutrition Facts

738 calories; protein 27.7g 55% DV; carbohydrates 47.2g 15% DV; fat 48.5g 75% DV; cholesterol 77.3mg 26% DV; sodium 677.7mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
Super delicious! The best slow cooker recipe yet. My modifications: Added 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms, dry fried at high heat just after meat was removed and just before onions were browned. Used same volume of potatoes but cut them in to halves and added to crock pot with browned onions, meat and carrots. Cooked on low for 8 hours - came out perfect, and much less hassle Left off puff pastry. It's delicious, but so unhealthy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2014
Made it exactly as written. It's very easy and the meat was tender. The rest was a little bland. Next time I'll tweak it with some spices. Read More
(5)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2014
Super delicious! The best slow cooker recipe yet. My modifications: Added 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms, dry fried at high heat just after meat was removed and just before onions were browned. Used same volume of potatoes but cut them in to halves and added to crock pot with browned onions, meat and carrots. Cooked on low for 8 hours - came out perfect, and much less hassle Left off puff pastry. It's delicious, but so unhealthy Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2014
This was easy to make and made the house smell delicious. Even though I used small potatoes it took much longer than the recipe stated to cook - close to 2 hours instead of 1. My husband loved this but my daughter said the meat was weird but the sauce was delicious. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
Have made this twice following the recipe pretty closely. My kids and husband ate it all in one cold afternoon! Used Fosters Lager the first time since I was out of stout was still awesome! Took a little more beef broth both times-a cup or so. Second time used potato starch for flour to go gluten free...still deliscious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2014
Made it exactly as written. It's very easy and the meat was tender. The rest was a little bland. Next time I'll tweak it with some spices. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
This was absolutely delicious and reheated beautifully. Just be careful this is a HUGE recipe. I had to use less of almost everything so that I could fit it in my slow cooker. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
Everyone loved this dish! I added a little more broth and Guinness beer to the slow cooker as others suggested. Plus quartered the potatoes instead of halved to cook faster. Cooked on high for 5 hrs as others suggested as well. Will make this again! Great alternative to the traditional St. Patrick's Day meals. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2015
Very disappointed. Followed the recipe exactly as instructed and the vegetables were extremely hard and undercooked. Needs much more time in the crock pot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
Pleased my picky brood! I was skeptical about using the Guinness but it came out so great I won't make a beef stew without it now. I doubled the vegetables and broth but kept everything else the same. Even the kids were asking for second servings. And chuck is definitely the way to go! I've used bottom rounds for other stews but I think the chuck is more flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2015
Vegetables were completely undercooked, recipe tasted like flour. Will not make again. Read More
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