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Guinness Beef Stew

This Guinness Beef Stew is ultra delicious! Hearty, filled with vegetables and an incredibly savory broth, you will definitely be going back for seconds! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef stew, beef stew recipe, guinness beef stew, homemade beef stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie


  • 1 and 1/2 pounds beef stew meat 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 4 cups beef broth 
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Guinness beer 
  • 4 medium/large yellow potatoes, diced into bite size pieces 
  • 4 large carrots, diced into bite size pieces 
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced 
  • 1/4 cup AP flour 
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. As soon as you can, take the beef stew meat out of the fridge and then rub the beef stew meat with the 1 tsp salt. It can be as easy as rubbing it on the meat in the package! Set aside for now.

  2. Next, dice the carrots and potatoes into bite size pieces. Dice the onion. Mince the garlic. Set these aside. 

  3. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Once it is hot, add beef to just cover the bottom of the pan. Begin searing each side of the beef stew meat until brown - about 60 seconds per side. Once it’s done, flip it and continue searing until all sides are seared. Once seared, place on a plate. NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO DO THIS IN 2-3 BATCHES TO AVOID OVERCROWDING!

  4. Once all of the beef stew meat has been seared, place them on a plate and set aside. 

  5. If needed, add another tbsp of olive oil into the pan. Add in the onions with a pinch of salt. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring around. Add in the garlic and let cook for 1 minute or so.

  6. Next, add in 1/4 cup AP flour and stir to coat the onions. Let cook for 1-2 minutes. Next, add in the beef stock, to deglaze the pan, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan!!! 

  7. Add in the potatoes, carrots, beef stew meat and finally, stir in the Guinness and add in the fresh thyme sprigs.

  8. Let it come to a boil and then reduce heat to medium low, cover, letting it gently simmer for about 2 hours or so, stirring occasionally. Taste and add more salt if needed. Remove sprigs of thyme.

  9. Ladle into bowls and serve with warm bread. Enjoy!