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Guinness Beef stew.
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Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew, adapted from Cooking Light. If using the slow-cooker, brown meat on the stove-top first. While Guinness is not technically a gluten free beer, so if you're following a strict gluten free diet, you will need to substitute a dark, gluten free beer.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 743kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 5 Tablespoons Olive oil divided
  • 1 large onion chopped, (about 2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 1/2 lbs. beef cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups Guinness Stout
  • 1 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups Yukon gold potatoes cubed or halved, about 12 ounces
  • 2 cups Carrots cut in 1" pieces, about 12 ounces
  • 1 Turnip peeled cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 Tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • fresh chopped parsley


  • Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven over a medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and saute for 5 minutes or until translucent. Remove onions from pan. Season beef chunks with salt and pepper and toss with flour.
  • Heat an 2 additional tablespoons of olive oil to Dutch oven. Working in batches, brown beef 6-7 pieces at a time. Do not crowd the beef or it won't brown. Transfer browned beef to a separate dish with the onions.
  • Add beer to pot and bring to a boil, scraping or "deglazing" the pan to loosen all the browned bits of flour.
  • Simmer until the beer is reduced by about 1/2, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onions, browned beef, tomato paste, broth, worcestershire sauce and bay leaf; and simmer, covered for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover and stir in potatoes, turnips and carrots.
  • Simmer uncovered, for another 1 hour, or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in mustard and peas the last 10 minutes of cooking
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 1186mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7333IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 6mg