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Beef and Guinness Stew

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 slice raw bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 1/2 cup (12 ounces) Guinness beer
  • 3 cup beef stock
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounce 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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