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Easy to Make Crockpot Beef and Guinness Irish Stew Recipe


Hey guys! With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, why not warm up from those St. Patty’s Day green-themed races with a delicious bowl of easy to make Beef and Guinness Irish Stew.  When it’s cool outside nothing warms me up better than a nice beef stew that can be made ahead and placed in a slow cooker to be ready for me when I get home. It’s also chock full of vitamins!

Beef and Guinness Irish Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with this healthy, easy to make crockpot beef and Guinness Irish Stew recipe.
Servings: 8
Author: Janice - Salads for Lunch
  • 2 1/2 lb stewing beef cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup diced 1/4 inch thick red onion
  • 4 carrots peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 cups Guinness or other dark beer
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  1. Place beef in a large bowl and sprinkle with flour, salt and pepper, tuning to cover completely. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven. Sear 1/4 of the beef at a time being careful not to crowd the pan. Turn the beef cubes so they are uniformly brown on all sides; be sure to control heat so beef and the drippings don't burn. Remove the first batch to a baking sheet; continue to cook remaining batches until all beef is seared and set aside.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium and add onion, carrots, potatoes and garlic to the same pot. Cook stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the beef back to the pot along with the stock, Guinness, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and thyme, stirring to combine.
  3. Bring pot to a boil, then pour into slow cooker dish. Cook in slow cooker on medium for 6 hours.
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  • Shannon
    December 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Slightly late, but thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food on last week! We ski on the weekends, this sounds like the perfect recipe to put in the crockpot to be ready when we get home. ~Shannon

    • Janice
      December 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      No problem! Thanks for hosting the linky – I linked up again!

  • Weight Loss Trainer
    May 7, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Once again, another delicious looking recipe!
    Going to have to steal this one from you as well!
    Keep them coming.

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    February 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t even see a recipe? What gives?

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      February 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Sorry Marcus, somehow my recipe plugin lost that recipe from the database. I have corrected it now. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention, you rock!

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  • Paola
    March 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    This looks like a tasty recipe! I will definitely have to try this!