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A bowl of Irish Beef Stew next to a bottle of guinness beer.

Irish Beef Stew

Herbs and Flour
This healthy Irish Beef Stew is a hearty, delicious dinner everyone will love and is so easy to do! Tender beef, carrots and potatoes simmer slowly on the stove in a delicious broth that includes Guinness Beer!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner, Soups
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8 servings
Calories 398 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 lbs stew beef meat
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 bottle Guinness stout
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 4 large carrots peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 lbs yellow potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley for garnish


  • Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a dutch oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat. You will need to batch cook the beef, so add only half of the beef to the pot. Cook, flipping the beef cubes to brown all sides. Remove the beef and set aside. Add more oil if needed and repeat with the remaining beef. Remove beef.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat. Add the onions and saute for 2 minute to soften. Stir in the flour to coat the onions, adding more oil if needed.
  • Add the beef stock, Guinness, and tomato puree to the pot. Carefully return the beef to the pot as well as the carrots and potatoes. Ensure that everything is submerged in the liquid. If it is not, add more stock of water.
  • Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low to simmer. Cover with a lid and let simmer on the stove for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the bay leaf and adjust seasonings if needed. Spoon into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.


Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 43gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 373mgPotassium: 1449mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 6271IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 6mg
Keyword beef, comfort food, fall, potatoes, stew, winter
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