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Beef and Guinness Stew

(13 Votes)
Updated May 17, 2018
Beef and Guinness Casserole
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
1 Hr 50 Min

Beef and Guinness Stew is a classic Irish dish that gets its flavorful kick from traditional Irish beer. The rich sauce and tender beef combines with chunks of garden veggies to make for a hearty one-pot meal.

What You'll Need

  • 3 slices raw bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) Guinness beer
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces baby carrots
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and cut into half-moons
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water

What to Do

  1. In a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Stir in oil and meat, and continue cooking 8 to 10 minutes, or until meat is browned.
     
  2. Stir in beer, beef stock, garlic, salt, and pepper; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.
     
  3. Add carrots, celery, and onion; stir well, and cook 1 hour, or until meat is tender.
     
  4. Mix flour with water then stir into stew. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.

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There are a few remaining cool days left before the start of spring. This would be a great recipe to try. I have all of the ingredients except the beer. I love the idea NancyT included about starting the meal on the stove top and then completing it in the oven.

Basically how my all-Irish granny taught me. She never used stew meat, but would cut a chuck roast into bite-sized pieces because it's better flavor. Granny always said stew doesn't have potatoes in it. I was taught to put a spoonful of mashed potatoes on the soup plate, form a ring and put stew in and over ring of potatoes. Because I'm a lazy cook, I get stews and soups going on the stove top and then put them in the oven at 250-300F to cook so I don't need to stir and keep a close eye on them. So good!

Don't have any Guinness beer so im using Michelob beer leave the bacon grease in as it gives it flavor

Don't drain the bacon drippings. So much flavor comes from this & the low carbs are o.k. with the drippings. This dish satisfied my whole family!

Wonderful! Added potatoes to make it perfect, did not drain grease.

I'm with Peggyd. Wouldn't you need to drain bacon grease after cooking ???

Loved it it was so good and different from all my other cooking just great

I think I might brown that flour a bit, to get rid of any raw flour taste, and to add another layer of flavor. A little thyme goes well with beef, too. There are several Guinness brews offered, and you might consider whether you want to use one of the real 'hoppy' ones, which are more bitter.

What do you serve with this casserole? Potatoes, rice or ???

This sounds exactly like the filling for the Guinness pie at a local Itrish pub, except for the bacon - don't think I will include that. Otherwise, sounds wonderful!

don't you want to drain the oil before adding the rest of the ingredients? seems like it would be really greasy.

Made this last week for St. Paddy's Day and it was a HUGE hit! The Guinness really sets it apart from your basic beef strew. Will be making this again.

Reads WONDERFUL

Sooooo good. Husband and I both love this!!

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