Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

This delicious wholesome stew is just the thing to warm the cockles of your heart and as its made with the Black Stuff, perfect for your Paddy's Day celebrations!
ServesPrep / Cooking TimeDifficulty
6 3 hr 15 minutes 1

Not only does the thick dark liquid give the stew a rich flavour, it also helps to tenderise the meat whilst cooking giving you fantastic results every time. You can do this stew on the hob top, in the oven or a slow cooker


You can use the stew to make a pie if you prefer - simply drain off some of the juices before you put into the blind baked pastry base otherwise the pastry will be soggy - then use the juices as your gravy!



750g stewing beef, cut into chunks
1tbsp oil
2 tbsps flour
1 large onion or 4 shallots, chopped and sliced finely
2 large carrots, sliced
12 button mushrooms
1/4 pt of beef stock
1 can of Guiness
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper


  • Place the flour into a large plastic bag and add the beef pieces and seal the bag.
  • Shake the bag until the beef is lightly floured.
  • Take out the beef, shaking off the excess and discard the excess flour.
  • In a large stockpot, heat up the olive oil until hot, then reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add the meat in batches, and stir into the oil until all pieces are nutty brown all over.
  • Take out the meat and allow it to rest.
  • Add the onions to the pan juices and sear slightly.
  • Add the garlic and stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the meat back into the pan with the onion mixture then add all the other ingredients, except the carrots and mushrooms and stir in well.
  • Bring to the boil, then lower the heat to the lowest heat setting at this point, and cook for 2 hours.
  • Alternatively place in ta preheated oven at 150C and cook for 2 hours.
  • After this time, add the carrots and cook for a further 1 hour then finally add the mushrooms and cook for a further 30 mins.
  • Serve with the Irish Boxty Potatoes or soda bread.
Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved. | Site Provided by PG54 Ltd