Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew


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About this recipe: This warming stew is delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes.


Serves: 6 

  • 1kg beef stewing steak
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 375ml Guinness
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley to garnish

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

  1. Toss the beef with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Dredge the beef in this to coat.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a deep frying pan or casserole over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic. Stir the tomato puree into a small amount of water to dilute; pour into the pan and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the stout into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This adds a lot of flavour to the stock. Pour in the rest of the stout, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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Reviews (15)


Used different ingredients. Added 2 carrots and 3 potatoes - 14 Mar 2009


Altered ingredient amounts. I'm no chef by any means...but, i added 4 potatoes and 3 glasses of red wine, and it was so delicious,even my husband thought it was good..that's good enough for me !! top marks, thank you for sharing xx - 19 Aug 2009


It was delicious! I didn't have any carrots to hand so used a packet of mushrooms instead. Also, a trick my friend shared with me, add 1tsp oyster sauce ( he does this with everything from chili to spag bol, just lifts a level). Served it with creamy mash with extra mature cheddar. Yum. Easiest beef in Guinness I've done yet, and all in one big pot! - 08 Dec 2010

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