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A white bowl with Irish beef stew with guinness beer and vegetables
Irish Beef Stew with Guinness
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Irish Beef Stew with Guinness beer, a hearty dish for your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. It's a healthy and delicious stew made with diced beef, potatoes, carrots, celery and parsnips, cooked slowly in a rich and flavourful sauce made with tomato paste, beef broth and Guinness beer. Easy to make, this is a dish fit for a king. It can be served with the traditional Irish soda bread or mashed

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: St Patrick's Day recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 630 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 500 g diced beef (about 1 lb)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste / puree
  • 3 cups beef stock / broth
  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • fresh parsley to garnish
  1. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a pan and heat it up.

  2. Season the beef with half of the amount of salt and pepper, dust with the flour shaking the excess off, then fry the beef in the pan until brown.

  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  4. Peel and chop the onions roughly, the potatoes, carrots, celery and parsnips can be cut into big chunks, and the garlic chopped finely.

  5. In the same pan , add the remaining oil and fry the onions until soft, then add the garlic, parsnips, celery, potatoes and carrots.

  6. Give a good stir, then add the beer, beef stock, tomato paste and bay leaves.

  7. Put the lid on, and leave the stew to cook on a low heat for about an hour, an hour and a half or until the beef is tender, and the vegetables are soft, but still holding their shape.

  8. Remove the lid, and leave to cook for a further 10-15 minutes or so in case you need to have more liquid evaporated, otherwise remove it from the heat.

  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Irish Beef Stew with Guinness
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 852mg36%
Potassium 1721mg49%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 5307IU106%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.