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beef stew dinner in a bowl

Official Guinness Beef Stew Recipe Recipe

Caroline Hennessey
Adapted from The Official Guinness Cookbook. A hearty and wholesome dish that will keep you warm and comfortable no matter what the weather throws at you. With meat, veggies, potatoes and Guinness, this is the very definition of a meal in a bowl.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 people
Calories 406 kcal


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or beef drippings
  • 2 pounds roast chuck cut into 1.5-inch pieces
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and cut into2-inch chunks
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 can Guinness Draught Stout 14.9-fluid-ounce
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or apple jelly/red currant jelly
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz baby potatoes scrubbed


  • In a heavy-bottom lidded ovenproof casserole dish or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the meat in batches and sear each side until lightly browned, scooping each batch onto a plate as it is done.
  • If the pan is too dry, add a little more oil as needed, then add the onions, celery, and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are starting to soften.
  • Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring often, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the beer, stock, brown sugar, tomato paste, and mustard, and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping to dissolve all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Return the meat to the pan, along with the thyme and bay leaves. Season with salt and black pepper, and cover with the lid. Turn the heat to low and simmer very gently for 2 hours.
  • Add the potatoes and continue to simmer for 1 hour more, until the potatoes and meat are tender.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, remove and discard the bay leaves and thyme stems, and serve.


Serving: 4gCalories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 44gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 1159mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 6243IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 5mg
Keyword beef stew, guinness, stew
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