Beef and Guinness Stew

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recipe by Donal Skehan

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    Total Time
    1hr 50mins
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based on 6 ratings

This is a typically Irish, hearty meal, full of rich flavors brought out by the Guinness and stock. If there are any leftovers, it tastes even better the next day. Serve with some warm brown bread and butter!

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Canola oil icon
    Canola oil
    2 tbsp (about 30ml)
  • Beef shoulder icon
    Beef shoulder
    4 cups
  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Carrot icon
    2 (100g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (90g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
    150ml (½ cup)
  • Stout icon
    500ml (2⅛ cups)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Plate

Step preview

  1. Add canola oil to a clean Dutch oven
  2. Sear beef shoulder the Dutch oven then set aside
  3. Add onion, carrot and celery stalk to the stew
  4. Sauté until tender
  5. Add garlic clove to the stew
  6. Transfer content of plate to stew
  7. Add beef stock, stout, bay leaves and salt & pepper to the stew
  8. Simmer gently - 1 hr 30 min
  9. Stir briefly
  10. Serve
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