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Mouth Watering Beef and Guinness Stew By The Wonky Spatula

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Beef and Guinness Stew – The perfect one-pot meal to curl up on the couch with!

Nicola here from The Wonky Spatula with another Irish recipe this week I’m sharing Beef & Guinness Stew, I love nothing more during the colder months than coming home to a comforting meal.

This is the perfect recipe for your slow cooker/crockpot.

Ingredients for this Beef and Guinness Stew recipe:

  • 2kg shoulder beef, cut into chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large white onion, finely sliced
  • 500ml Guinness
  • 200-250ml beef stock
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse salt & pepper

Method for cooking your Beef and Guinness Stew:

  1. Heat some oil in a large pot and brown the meat in two batches with a pinch of coarse salt.
  2. Remove and add to your slow cooker.
  3. Add another dash of oil to the pan and fry off the onion, carrots and celery, along with the garlic before adding to your slow cooker.
  4. Pour in the Guinness, and enough stock so that everything is nicely covered in liquid then add the bay leaf and season to taste.
  5. Cook gently on medium for about 6-8 hours until the liquid has reduced and the meat is tender.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
I love serving mine as is in a large bowl! You can team yours with some floury potatoes!

My mum’s top tip: If the sauce isn’t thick enough strain the juices into a small saucepan. Mix with some Bisto over a low heat until thickened before adding it back to the rest of the stew!

If you try out this recipe let us know in the comments below.

My mum’s top tip: If the sauce isn’t thick enough strain the juices into a small saucepan. Mix with some Bisto over a low heat until thickened before adding it back to the rest of the stew!

If you try out this recipe let us know in the comments below.

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