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Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

Irish Stew with Beef and Guinness

Our Guinness Beef Stew recipe is not only perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but any day when you need warm, hearty comfort food.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Irish
Servings 6 people


  • 2 lbs beef chuck or stew meat cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tsp salt divided
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs potatoes peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups carrots peeled and sliced in ½-inch slices
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 bottle Guinness
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp died thyme
  • black pepper to taste


  • Salt beef with 2 tsp salt. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Brown beef on all sides and remove. Be careful not to crowd them in the pot!
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and onions to pot. Cook stirring frequently for 10 minutes and remove.
  • Add garlic to pot and cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste, beef stock, red wine, Guinness, and thyme. Return meat to the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Let cook 1 hour or until meat begins to get tender.
  • Add vegetables back to pot and let cook until potatoes, carrots, and beef are tender. Salt to taste.


Depending on the saltiness of your beef stock you may want to adjust the salt initially added to the beef, and at the end of cooking, to taste.
Keyword beef stew, irish stew, Saint Patrick's Day
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