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Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Russ Myers


A meaty Irish stew!

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8 Servings
25 Min
1 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1 tsp
freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
3 lb
boneless top sirloin steak, cut into 2 -inch cubes
2 Tbsp
1 large
onion, coarsely chopped
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1 can(s)
(6 ounce) tomato paste, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water
2 1/2 c
guinness stout
3 c
carrots, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp
dried thyme
fresh parsley sprigs

How to Make Irish Beef and Guinness Stew


  • 1Place flour in a plastic, zip-lock type bag. Add salt, ground black pepper and cayenne. Add beef to the flour mixture and toss to coat each piece.

    Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add meat and brown on all sides. Lower the heat, add onions and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, cover and cook gently for about 5 minutes.
  • 2Pour Guinness over meat; add the carrots and thyme. Stir, taste, and add a little more salt if necessary.

    Cover and simmer until the meat is tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 3Add a fresh parsley sprig to each bowl of stew along with a scoop of "green" mashed potatoes*. Stew may also be served with plain boiled potatoes, colcannon, (mashed potatoes and cabbage) or champ (mashed potatoes, scallions, milk and butter).
  • 4Note:
    To make green mashed potatoes, stir a few drops of green food coloring to mashed potatoes just before serving.

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About Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Irish
Collection: St. Patrick's Day