Beef and Irish Stout Stew


This stew is great for St. Patrick's Day. The mixture of the beef and Guinness is awesome! I usually add more beer than the recipe calls for. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


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

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 ½ cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)

  • 2 cups chopped carrot

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Toss the beef cubes with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Dredge the beef in this to coat.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic. Stir the tomato paste into a small amount of water to dilute; pour into the pan and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour 1/2 cup of the beer into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This adds a lot of flavor to the broth. Pour in the rest of the beer, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

519 Calories
36g Fat
14g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 519
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 723mg 15%

* 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.

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