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Easy to Make Crockpot Beef and Guinness Irish Stew Recipe

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!

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Would celebrating St Patrick’s Day be complete without Irish Stew and Guinness Beer? I don’t think so. This is by far the best stew I have ever made! The combination of Guinness beer and red wine just raised the bar on a flavourful stew. The house smelled wonderful cooking this traditional Irish dish; well almost traditional, I used beef instead of lamb or mutton.

This past week has been absolutely CRAZY at my house. SO much to do and so little time. My check list has been eating away at me and I have been feeling a little burnt out.

With all the busy activities going on at my house, my slow cooker has come to my rescue more than once over the last week. I am so grateful for that wonderful appliance

This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is loaded with yummy vegetables and flavor. My family had nothing but the best praises for this recipe! It is hearty and delicious. The best part is that it cooks for 6-8 hours and can be thrown together in the slow cooker in no time at all. Then it does all the cooking for you while you get all the other items on the check list crossed off 😉

This stew is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12, magnesium, iron and zinc. It’s also great for those weeks when your evenings are busy, simply prep this meal in the morning, then pour stew into the slow cooker – dinner will be ready and waiting when you get home!

I know you will love this recipe just as much as we did! It is truly incredible!

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Beef and Guinness Irish Stew

Beef and Guinness Irish Stew

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with this healthy, easy to make Crockpot Beef and Guinness Irish Stew recipe.


  • 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
  • 3/4 cup Guinness, or other dark beer
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 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, red wine, 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.


  • To make this recipe gluten free, toss the beef in 2 tbsp of corn starch. Make a slurry out of another 2 tbsp of cornstarch and a splash of water, and cook until the cause thickens if you’d like the stew to have a thicker consistency.
  • Add any veggies that you like, for example: beans, peas, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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What is your favourite Irish meal?

Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner

Friday 16th of March 2018

I just made a chicken recipe in the slow cooker with the beer and my guys loved it. I need to try this version too

Marcus P

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Friday 27th of February 2015

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!


Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

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

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Friday 9th of December 2011

Slightly late, but thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com 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


Friday 9th of December 2011

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

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