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Irish-American Guinness Stew

Irish-American Guinness Stew with beef nestled in a savory Guinness Stout broth with onions, potatoes and carrots.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Stew
Cuisine: Irish-American
Keyword: Beef Stew with Guinness, Irish Beef Stew, Irish Stew
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 2 lb. chuck roast cubed
  • 6 slices pepper bacon (or regular bacon), cubed
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 4-6 large yukon gold potatoes cubed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 large carrots sliced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 16 oz. Guinness Stout beer
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 bay leaves


  • Prep vegetables, beef and bacon
  • In a large stockpot, add oil; bring to medium heat and add bacon; cook bacon until it is somewhat crisp; use a slotted spoon, remove bacon bits and place on paper towel
  • Working in batches, add cubed beef to the stockpot; brown meat on all sides; remove beef from stockpot and set aside 
  • Deglaze the stockpot: Pour Guinness Stout beef into the stockpot; bring heat to high and use a wooden spoon to scrape any remnants from the bottom of the pan
  • Add onions, carrots and celery to stockpot; allow to cook for 3 minutes
  • Add seared beef, cooked bacon, beef broth, tomato paste, potatoes, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves to the stockpot; cover and allow to simmer for 50 minutes; check the liquid level frequently; if the liquid begins to absorb, add more beef stock or water


If you want to make this delicious Irish-American stew in a crockpot, just brown the beef on the stove top first, then add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Make sure the liquid covers the meat and vegetables, and cook on low 5-7 hours.


Calories: 100kcal