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Traditional Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

We are excited to share with you our take on the Traditional Irish Beef and Guinness Stew recipe that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied. This hearty dish has been a staple of Irish cuisine for centuries and is known for its rich, complex flavors that come from slow-cooking the beef in a savory broth of vegetables, herbs, and, of course, Guinness stout.

  • Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins


  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup Guinness stout
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat.

Pat dry the beef with paper towels, and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the beef in flour, shaking off any excess.

Add half of the beef to the pot and brown on all sides. Transfer the browned beef to a plate and repeat the process with the remaining beef.

Add the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil to the pot, and sauté the onions until they are translucent about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Add the beef broth, Guinness, tomato paste, bay leaves, thyme, and smoked paprika to the pot, and stir to combine.

Add the browned beef back to the pot and bring the stew to a simmer.

Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Allow the stew to simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.

Discard the bay leaves and serve the stew hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.


For this recipe, use a good beef chuck roast. It has just the right amount of marbling to keep the beef tender and full of flavor while it cooks for a long time.

By dredging the beef in flour before browning it, you can make a crispy layer on the outside that gives the stew texture and flavor.

Don’t be scared to try out different kinds of beer. The stout in this recipe gives it a unique taste, but you can use other types of beer to give this classic dish a new twist.

The next day, when the flavors have had more time to come together, this stew tastes even better. It also freezes well, making it a great choice for busy weekdays when you don’t have time to cook.

  • Author: Clara
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Category: Main Course, Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Irish

Keywords: Beef Guinness Stew

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