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Guinness Beef Stew recipe
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Guinness Beef Stew

This hearty Guinness beef stew will warm your soul served alongside or atop mashed potatoes. Perfect cold weather comfort food!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds Chuck Roast (cut into 1" cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 large Yellow Onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 pound Baby Carrots
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 12 oz Guiness Beer
  • 4 cups Beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 cup frozen Peas
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Parsley


  • Add cooking oil to Dutch oven set over medium-high heat and add cubed Chuck roast. Sear until browned on all sides, then remove and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped onions (and more oil if needed), saute until tender, then add minced garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove garlic and onions from the pot and set aside.
  • Let pot cool slightly, reduce the heat to low and add butter. Once melted sprinkle flour over top to create a roux. Stir continually for 5 minutes, or until roux begins to darken in color. 
  • Slowly add beer and beef stock to the roux, mixing to combine as it is added. Return beef, onions, and garlic to the pot and add all remaining ingredients except peas and parsley.
  • Simmer uncovered for 2 hours. Add peas and parsley in the final 5 minutes of cooking.  Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
  • Serve alongside or on top of mashed potatoes.


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