Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

By Hope Bidegainberry on March 6, 2018

Who’s ready for St. Patrick’s Day?! Well kick off the night with some delicious Irish beef and Guinness stew! It’s sure to make you feel like you’re in Ireland! #Yum


  • 1-2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
  • 1kg shoulder of beef, cut into one inch chunks
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 roughly chopped carrots
  • 2 roughly chopped celery sticks
  • 2 finely sliced cloves of garlic
  • 150ml of beef stock
  • 500ml of Guinness
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 30g of plain flour


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and brow the meat in two batches.
  2. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add another drop of oil if you need it and then fry off the celery, onion, and carrots.
  4. Add the meat back into the pot along with the garlic.
  5. Pour in the stock, Guinness, one bay leaf and season to taste.
  6. Simmer gently for about 1 1/2 hours until the liquid had reduced.
  7. If the sauce isn’t thick enough strain the juices into a bowl and transfer to a small sauce pan.
  8. Mix a little of the sauce with the flour over heat, until you have a smooth paste.
  9. The whisk through the rest of the liquid.
  10. Simmer gently until you have a thickened sauce.
  11. Tip back over the meat.
  12. Serve with mash potatoes or crusty bread.


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