Guinness Beef Stew


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb lean beef stew meat
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 large yukon golden potatoes, largely diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 large parsnips, peeled and diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chipped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 11/2 fluid ounce bottle Guinness
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Turn slow cooker on.
  2. In a large bowl, toss beef together with salt, pepper, and flour to coat. Add to the pan and cook until all sides of the chunks are browned, about 8 minutes
  3. While beef is browning, add potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onion, garlic, and tomato paste to the slow cooker. Stir to coat.
  4. Add browned beef, beef broth and Guinness to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  5. Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with a pint of Guinness.

*Optional to add a couple scoops of mashed potatoes if you’re feeling festive!

Cheers, Lads!

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