Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew


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About this recipe: This winter warming stew is simply divine. Stewing steak is cooked in a slow cooker with carrots, potatoes, onions and Guinness. Enjoy with crusty fresh bread, if desired.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 900g beef stewing steak, cut into 3.75cm cubes
  • 450g carrots, peeled and cut into 2.5cm chunks
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 170g tomato puree
  • 340ml Irish stout beer, such as Guinness
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Toss beef cubes with flour to coat, then fry in the hot oil until browned. Place the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Mix together the beef stock and tomato puree and pour into the slow cooker along with the beer.
  2. Cover and cook on High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours. During the last hour before serving, dissolve the cornflour in cold water and then stir into the stock. Simmer on the High setting for a few minutes to thicken.

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Reviews (20)


WOW! Tried my first stew weeks ago and too be honest it was extremely watery and bland Spotted this recipe and thought I'd give it a try...and thank goodness I did. This has got to be the most delicious stew I have ever tasted. I used just over 2lb of beef and then followed the recipe that was given. Cooked it for 6 hours on high and added dumplings for the last 15 minutes (have reviewed dumpling recipe and would definitely recommend that you give that a go and add to stew). Thank you for a delicious recipe that is perfect for those winter nights. *note: Aldi Guinness is cheaper than branded. - 10 Nov 2013


Easy and delicious, plus enough left over for the freezer - 20 Mar 2013


Best Irish stew I've ever cooked. Easy to make and tasted divine. The Guinness made all the difference. Going to be a favourite in our house from now on. Thank you - 17 Mar 2013

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