Delicious tender beef cooked in the slow cooker with beer, shallots, bacon, and mushrooms. The Guiness® makes a lovely gravy without tasting overly strong of beer. This is quite a meaty dish so would also be nice with potatoes and carrots added. I serve this with crusty French bread to mop up the juices. Hearty and warming to come home to. Cooks in 5 hours in the slow cooker; however it would not hurt it to be cooked all day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 hrs 20 mins
total:
5 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat slow cooker on Low.

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook shallots until they are lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Place in the slow cooker. Add beef to the same skillet and cook until meat is seared on all sides and browned, about 5 minutes. Add flour and mix well. Pour in beer and bring to a boil. Transfer beef-beer mixture to the slow cooker.

  • Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and bacon and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add mushrooms and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover.

  • Cook on Low until meat is cooked through, about 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

513 calories; protein 28.6g 57% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 72.4mg 24% DV; sodium 316.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
This was great!! We used 4 shallots but added more mushrooms. We also used jalapeño bacon for a little more zing. With the left overs we added cut up carrots and potatoes! This made a great stew!! We were thinking for another meal adding beef broth and barley for a beef and barley soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/14/2020
found it tasteless and the gravy/sauce very thin. I followed the recipe faithfully Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
This was great!! We used 4 shallots but added more mushrooms. We also used jalapeño bacon for a little more zing. With the left overs we added cut up carrots and potatoes! This made a great stew!! We were thinking for another meal adding beef broth and barley for a beef and barley soup. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2018
Another outstanding success although I did cook for a little longer than the recipe stated. Made no changes at all - served with sweet potato mash and sweetheart cabbage Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2018
I used a chuck roast and cut it into pieces. I cooked it all day so it was nice and tender. This was an easy and tasty recipe but it was missing something - just can't put my finger on it. Send with roasted carrots and homemade white bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2018
Made this it was great full of flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
I made this exactly as the recipe said and it turned out amazing! I will definitely make this again. My family loved it and best of all I have great left-overs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2018
delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2020
Even the kids went back for seconds! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/14/2020
found it tasteless and the gravy/sauce very thin. I followed the recipe faithfully Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2018
Very easy recipe and the meat was very tender. However it lacked something in flavor. It needs just a bit of zip. Read More
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