You'll find some of the most versatile vegetables simmering in a pot of thick Irish beer that, when thickened with flour and sweetened with a bit of brown sugar and soy sauce, becomes a rich and flavorful stew. Serve when it's cold or when you're looking for a hearty stew that will satisfy vegetarian and non-vegetarians alike! Make sure to get the regular beer, not stout!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and soy sauce in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute seitan in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.

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  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, and garlic in hot oil until onions are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and slowly stir beer into vegetable mixture.

  • Stir brown sugar, flour, thyme, salt, and black pepper into beer mixture; add seitan. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until stew reduces and thickens, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For a sweeter stew, add equal parts soy sauce and brown sugar and taste until desired flavor is reached.

Editor's Note:

Be sure to find a stout that is vegan for the recipe. Many stouts are not vegan.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 18.5g 37% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 12.6g 20% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 561.5mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2016
Have made it 3 times with good reviews from vegans and non-vegans. Reduced seitan amount to 8oz (Upton's Naturals) because that was size of package and it seemed the perfect amount to us. The last time we had it I added a cup of frozen peas when nearly done which enhanced the color and the flavor. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2019
I was excited to make this stew. I used Guinness stout and finished product tasted bitter. Can you tell me what I might have done wrong? Thank you Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2016
Have made it 3 times with good reviews from vegans and non-vegans. Reduced seitan amount to 8oz (Upton's Naturals) because that was size of package and it seemed the perfect amount to us. The last time we had it I added a cup of frozen peas when nearly done which enhanced the color and the flavor. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2016
I wan't able to find actual vegan stout before I was ready to cook this so next time I will find ahead of time where I can buy that. I used Guiness; I think for my own tastes I would buy a lighter stout. I used store bought seitan and it was a little chewy not so pleasant so I might actually try making my own to see if I can come up with a better consistency. Otherwise made as directed very good flavor. My family enjoyed the flavor not so much the seitan. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2017
I have made this recipe three or four times and it is a hit every time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2017
Guinness is not vegan or vegetarian since they still use fish batters to filter. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2019
I was excited to make this stew. I used Guinness stout and finished product tasted bitter. Can you tell me what I might have done wrong? Thank you Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
Love it! The stout will make the difference. Choose wisely...:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
Added some peas because I like them and threw in a not beef bouillon cube, a little water and a bit more flour. This is an awesome recipe. I’ll be eating this all week. Read More
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