Beef & Guinness Stew

by Gavan on March 22, 2008

Beef & Guinness Stew

A family favorite and something I grew up up eating a lot of.

Serves 4

2 lbs. chuck steak (stewing beef, pref grass fed) – cut 1″ dice
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, bayleaf)
1 garlic clove – peeled
1 medium white onion – thinly sliced
2 carrots – peeled & cut into 1/4″ slice
1/2 lb. mushrooms – sliced
4 cups beef broth
1 cup Guinness
S&P to taste


Preheat saute pan on med-high heat. Season flour with S&P, coat the beef shaking off excess. Saute the beef in 3 batches adding 1 tbsp. oil each time. Once beef is browned, set aside. Using same pan, add onion & carrots and garlic, saute for 3 mins. Add mushrooms and continue to saute for an additional minute. Add in tomato paste and stir constantly for 1 minute. Pour in 1 cup Guinness and scrape all carmelised bits from bottom of pan. Add beef and veg mix together into large stock pot along with herbs and remaining liquid. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer covered for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hrs. approximately. It’s ready to go when the beef is fork tender. Serve with soda bread and a good pint o’ Guinness. Slainte!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

AnnMarie March 24, 2008 at 12:03 am

I’m very glad to have found your stew video on YouTube. I can’t wait to try this recipe … and several of your other Irish favorites!

boogichidl March 24, 2008 at 8:16 pm

This tasted even better the next day! Thanks so much! Bastien & I also made some of your soda bread. Very easy and yummy with the stew!

Thanks for the wonderful lunch too, by the way.

Ryan November 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Hey Gavin, thanks so much for this recipe. The stew is simmer right now and smells great!

Gavan Murphy aka The Healthy Irishman November 6, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Thanks Ryan, How’d your 40 day challenge work out? And of course the stew? Let me know.

boogichild March 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Since it’s that special day again – we’re having this tonight with some soda bread and Guinness. Cheers!

Rose November 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I changed russet potatoes for the shrooms (I run a pretty anti-fungi household). The brown bread was a perfect compliment. Only problem was this meal made me miss my family in Kilkenny. Delish!

Gavan November 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I’m glad you were able to bring a little bit of Ireland to your home. Beef & Guinness- a classic combo.
Thanks for getting in touch.

Terry March 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Hey Gavan, I did try this one!!!
only one word for it…MAGNIFICO

thanks again!

Gavan April 11, 2011 at 6:16 am

Fantastic 🙂

Jean Martel March 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

why do you bother toshow a recipe and then proceed to run 6 pages to get one for the recipe?

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