Irish Beef and Guinness Stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Irish Beef and Guinness Stew are tasty yet simple It’s not a large combination of spices or even ingredients. It is a warm delicious comfort food …one that caresses your skin on that cold winter night and brings warmth to your belly.
Servings: 8
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 pounds stewing beef cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 large potatoes peeled & cut into medium pieces
  • 24 ounces of homemade beef stock
  • 1 bottle of Guinness stout
  • 1 tablespoons of unsalted real butter
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. In a metal, stock-pot melt butter on a fairly medium-high temperature and cook the meat until it is completely browned about 7-8 minutes.Cook the onions in the same pan for about 2-3 minutes. Pour the stock and stout into the stock-pot, over the meat and onions. Add bay leaves, and thyme. Season with a little salt and pepper to your own taste. Cover and cook on very low for about 2 hours.
Recipe Notes

Irish Stew is not traditionally thickened. There are two ways to deal with this delicious liquid in your dish some people serve with Champ (mashed potatoes) others leave it till the end and then mop it up with some Soda bread.