beef in guinness (stout beer)

★★★★★ 13
a recipe by
Michelle Sebastian
Washington, DC

My family is English and this is a staple weekday meal on a cold winter night. Easy to prepare on a weekend for reheating during the week. You can double, triple the recipe and make a huge pot that saves well and reheats wonderfully. A bowl of this and soda bread - perfect! And a bottle of Guinness to drink doesn't go wrong either! Enjoy!

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This is an exceptionally tasty way to cook beef and ensure that it comes out tender.  The Kitchen Crew and I loved this dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 13
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beef in guinness (stout beer)

  • 1 bottle
    guinness stout beer (or as much as needed to cover beef)
  • 2 1/2 lb
    beef (stew or any you like)
  • 2 lg
  • 6 md
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour, seasoned
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

How To Make beef in guinness (stout beer)

  • 1
    prep work: cut beef into chunks; peel and slice onions and carrots
  • 2
    beef prep: toss beef in flour and brown quickly in hot fat or olive oil or butter, whichever you prefer
  • 3
    remove the beef from the pan and add the onions; fry the onions until transparent
  • 4
    return the beef to the pan; add carrots and Guinness Stout beer (which you may cut with water, if you prefer)
  • 5
    bring to a boil, reduce the heat to "simmer", cover closely, and cook for at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours (the longer it cooks, the more tender the meat!) If you want to use a dutch oven, slow cooker/crockpot (as some have suggested), check your slow cooker/crockpot instructions for converting the time needed to cook; dutch oven should take a medium heat, require checking liquid level, and cook time to desired tenderness of beef - much like doing it on the stove top.
  • 6
    check throughout cooking time and top up liquid, if necessary