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A pot of Guinness stew topped with parsley.
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Irish Guinness Stew

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Bailey
Guinness Irish stew is a hearty, comforting stew recipe made with beef, carrots, potatoes, and other veggies simmered in a beefy Guinness tomato sauce.
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  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast or stewing beef, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 carrots medium, sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 3 celery stalks sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 12 ounces Guinness beer 1 bottle or can
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire
  • 1 can tomato paste about 1/3 cup
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 russet potatoes cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper each, to taste


  • Heat a dutch oven or large pot over high heat with olive oil. Sear beef, working in batches, until browned nicely. Transfer to a plate until later.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Saute for 5-7 minutes or until onion is softened, scraping the bottom of the pot to deglaze. Add garlic, cook for an additional minute until fragrant. Add flour. Mix well to coat the vegetables.
  • Add beef broth, worcestershire, and Guinness. Stir in tomato paste. Add seared beef, potatoes, and bay leaf to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low to simmer. Cover, and simmer for 2-3 hours minimum.
  • Once beef is tender, add salt and pepper to taste. If you want thicker stew, simmer uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf. Serve over mashed potatoes, or as is.


To thicken the stew more, remove the lid for the last 15 minutes of simmering.
Alternatively, make a slurry by combining 2 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mixing it into the Guinness stew.
Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 1907mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5572IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 8mg