Irish American Guinness Stew

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Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Make this easy stove top or slow cooker Guinness Stew and join the crowd!


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8-10 bowls
15 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    chuck roast ( cubed)
  • 6 slice
    pepper bacon (finely diced)
  • 1-2 Tbsp
  • 4-6 large
    yukon gold potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 large
    yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 large
    carrots (diced)
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery (diced)
  • 1/4 c
    tomato paste
  • 3 c
    beef stock
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 16 oz
    guinness stout beer
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Irish American Guinness Stew


  1. Prep vegetables, beef and bacon
  2. In a large stockpot, add oil; bring to medium heat and add bacon; cook bacon until it is somewhat crisp; use a slotted spoon, remove bacon bits and place on paper towel
  3. Working in batches, add cubed beef to the stockpot; brown meat on all sides; remove beef from stockpot and set aside
  4. Deglaze the stockpot: Pour Guinness Stout beef into the stockpot; bring heat to high and use a wooden spoon to scrape any remnants from the bottom of the pan
  5. Add onions, carrots and celery to stockpot; allow to cook for 3 minutes
  6. Add seared beef, cooked bacon, beef broth, tomato paste, potatoes, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves to the stockpot; cover and allow to simmer for 50 minutes; check the liquid level frequently; if the liquid begins to absorb, add more beef stock or water
  7. Remove bay leaves; taste for salt & pepper seasonings; adjust seasonings; serve with Irish Soda bread

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About Irish American Guinness Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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