Guinness Beef Stew – Slow cooker beef stew made with beef and hearty veggies served with a delicious Guinness Beer sauce. Perfect Irish stew recipe.
Guinness Beef Stew Recipe
Slow cooker beef stew made with beef and hearty veggies served with a delicious Guinness Beer sauce. Perfect Irish stew recipe for a cold winter’s night or in my case, a warm Florida evening.
Guinness Beer has a very deep taste that compliments the beef really well and slowly cooks down into a flavorful sauce. Do not worry about the alcohol content since it evaporates during the cooking process leaving only the savory goodness.
St. Patrick’s Day is the best excuse to use Irish Products on everyday recipes. Beef Stews are great to make in bulk and just freeze off in little baggies or eat during the week.
I love adding the potatoes at the beginning of the cooking process since they break down and melt thickening the sauce. If you would like your potatoes to be firmer, you can add them at the middle of cooking.
Traditional Irish Stew is made with lamb or mutton. It has a different gamey flavor that is very distinctive. Unfortunately, I had a hard time finding both ingredients and ended up making it with Beef. It’s still has a melt in your mouth delicious flavor.
If you don’t have a crock pot, you can still make it using a Dutch Pan or a heavy bottomed pan. Simply simmer the ingredients on low heat for 2-3 hours. Just keep in mind that you need to check it in case the liquid absorbs and the meat ends up dry.
I don’t know about you but these comforting warm foods really lift my spirits on those stressful days. It’s nice to come home to the smell of fresh Guinness Beef Stew that’s been cooking all day. Just the aroma instantly changes my mood. My kids and hubby love the tender meat that falls off the bone.
Hope you can make this Guinness Beef Stew at home. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @livingsweetmoments and/or use the hashtag #LivingSweet – I promise to Repost it.
- 1 Lb of Beef for Stew cubed
- 1 clove of Garlic crushed
- 1 Large Onion sliced
- 1 Cup Small Potatoes quartered
- 2 Carrots sliced
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 2 Springs of Thyme
- 1 Cup of Peas frozen
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- Salt + Pepper
- 1 Bottle of Guinness Beer
- 2 Cups of Beef Stock
- Chopped Parsley for garnish
Dry meat on both sides using a paper towel
Sprinkle Salt and Pepper generously over the beef
In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and brown the pieces of beef. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Add oil as needed between batches
Place the browned beef on the bottom of a slow cooker
Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of oil to the same pan you browned your beef
Add the onions and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions soften
Add the potatoes, beer, stock, bay leaves and thyme
Cook until the liquid starts boiling
Add everything in the skillet into the slow cooker on top of the beef
Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 8 hours
Remove lid, add the peas and close the lid for 1-2 more minutes
Remove from slow cooker and serve
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