Tasty Irish Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Guess what. It snowed here again. After going with out seeing even the teensiest of snow flakes all season until 2 or 3 weeks ago, now it seems like it snows every few days. It was fun but now am over it. And I am cold. So cold. So, if you are sick of the cold like I am, perhaps this Guinness Beef Stew Recipe, full of tasty stew beef and comforting vegetables, will help thaw you out.

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

You will need…

1.25 pound of stew beef
4 large potatoes {peeled and cut into large chunks}
A few sprigs of Thyme
A few sprigs of Rosemary
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery (approx. 2 stalks)
1 cup sliced carrots (approx. 3 medium carrots)
1/2 chopped onion
3 cups of beef stock (not broth)
1 can Guinness Draught Beer

To prepare…

First, add olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs to a stew pot.
Heat the stew pot on medium heat until oil begins to sizzle.

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Next, add stew beef and stir until the stew beef is brown on each side.
Add Guinness, beef stock, and vegetables to the pot and stir together.

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Change the stove setting to low and cook for 2 hours on low stirring every so often.

Irish Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

This stew is perfect to help you warm up after a cold day. Serve the Guinness Beef Stew in a bowl or on a plate. I suggest serving this with a dense bread to dip in the broth. You could also enjoy this hearty soup with a tasty grilled cheese sandwich, the perfect comfort food combination.

Enjoy. πŸ™‚

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

*Alternatively, you could also make this in a slow cooker if you like. πŸ™‚

What Do You Think Of This Guinness Beef Stew Recipe? Would You Try It?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. That looks amazing. I love cooking with beer. It has such a great flavor.

  2. Want to hear something sad? I’ve never made beef stew! This recipe sounds delicious – going to have to give it a try!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Oh beef stew is the best. You are totally missing out. And it’s REALLY hard to screw up so it’s great for people who like to cook but aren’t master chefs.

  3. The pictures alone are making me SO hungry. I can’t wait to make this!

  4. That looks amazing! Now to figure out how to make it in my cock pot. πŸ˜‰

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      You could either brown the meat like in the original recipe OR you could just throw all the ingredients in there together and cook it for 8ish hours {just guessing} on low. Of course, check it to make sure it’s done first. Sometimes meat can take longer in a slow cooker.

  5. I love a hearty, easy meal like this. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  6. Guinness is still one of the best beers around. Plus it adds such a great flavor to the stew. Great choice for St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Thanks! As a person who is really picky about beer, I have to say that I really enjoy Guinness.

  7. Oh this sounds delicious. YUMMY! I love stew and have heard great things about using Guinness… That it makes the meat so tender. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yummy, beef stew is one of my favorite cold weather dishes. I’ve never made mine in a crock pot but would like to try it.

  9. That looks so good. my husband loves stew, I will have to try and make this.

  10. I’m definitely going to have to use Guinness to make some beef stew. That sounds like a great dinner. I’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunch too!

  11. Stew is the perfect meal to make with the cold weather I have outside right now! Will have to make this recipe soon!

  12. Vesper Meikle says

    One of my favourite stews, though I would replace celery (which I hate) with leeks

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Oh I love leeks and celery. I might would like to add leeks to this, too. Great suggestion. πŸ™‚

  13. Amy Desrosiers says

    My husband loves this beer! I bet he’d flip for this hearty meal!

  14. I have never made Irish beef stew and this would be a very good recipe to make for St. Patrick’s Day! I love the ingredients and it sounds so delicious!

  15. This sounds like a great recipe for St Patrick’s Day! It would go with the Guinness cake pop recipe I just got!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Guinness cake pops sound really good! I will have to hop over there and check them out.

  16. This recipe looks so delicious. I really need to learn to start cooking more with beer. Apparently, it’s a secret ingredient I am just discovering.

  17. I made beef stew last week as well. Love it when its cold outside.

  18. Eva Mitton-Urban says

    Aaahhh brings back memories – comfort food at its’ best. Staple in our home during the winter months – Irish family – down home cooking. My mother retaught me all the steps to create a hearty beef stew – complimented with my home made bread – well my two guys were speechless. If there is one thing I have tried to maintain is enjoying the process of baking/cooking – old fashioned traditions – not everything has to be purchased in a store. Looks like snow today – hmmm have an idea for lunch. Thanks for sharing recipe – looks delicious – meal of the day ! Thanks.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      No problem! I bet your bread is amazing, too. There is nothing like homemade bread. πŸ™‚

  19. Alison Gibb says

    This would be so perfect for a snowy Sunday afternoon! Looks so good!

  20. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    beef stew is perfect on a cold wintry night and we have so many of them lately. I have never tried a beef stew with Guiness and this recipe might inspirer me to do that

  21. Sherry Compton says

    Sounds easy to make and looks delicious. I like the comment about making it in the crock pot. Perfect for this time of year with St. Patrick’s Day coming up.

  22. BILL HOFF says

    We are always looking for different ways to prepare beef…thanks~!

  23. Richard Hicks says

    Looks like my kind of meal and very hearty!

  24. I like using herbs like thyme and rosemary to improve flavor. Great recipe.

  25. This looks so delicious and I bet with the Guiness it tastes wonderful. I have pinned it.

  26. This looks absolutely mouthwatering and tender. Really a hearty meal I think my entire family would enjoy.

  27. Hi Dawn,

    Stew + Guinness = Genius!!!!!! Yum, a perfect winter treat!

  28. I just bought a box with Guinness to make some stew soon. I bet it adds a real depth to the flavor.

  29. I love cooking with Guiness, such a deep rich flavor! This looks great!


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