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Guinness Beef Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

This hearty Guinness Beef Stew has a deliciously rich and complex broth. Serve it with a loaf of crusty bread for dipping.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 381 kcal
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat (boneless chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1- to 1-1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3 cups chopped onion (about 2 small onions)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups lower-sodium beef broth
  • 12 ounces Guinness Stout
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 carrots 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices carrot
  • 2 cups baby Yukon gold potatoes, halved (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 cup parsnip, peeled 1/2-inch thick diagonal slices (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place the flour in a pie plate or other shallow dish. Sprinkle the beef cubes with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  2. Coat the bottom of a large Dutch oven with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and place over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Dredge half of the beef (or as much as will fit comfortably in your pan) in flour and add it to the pan. Cook and stir for a few minutes until nicely browned. Remove the beef to a plate with a slotted spoon. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and remaining beef. Transfer last batch of browned beef to the plate and set aside.

  3. Add the onion to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring for a minute or two. Return the browned beef to the pan with the onions.

  4. Stir in the beef broth and beer. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, raisins, caraway seeds, and pepper. Increase the heat and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  5. Uncover and bring to a boil. Cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrot, parsnip, and potatoes. Cover, reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW, and simmer 30 minutes.

  6. Uncover and bring to a boil; cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with crusty French bread and beer!

Nutrition Facts
Guinness Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 618mg27%
Potassium 1174mg34%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.