Beef and Guinness Stew
  1. Season your steak pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. Brown the meat well in a hot pan then remove from pot.
  3. Lower to a medium heat, add more oil if necessary.
  4. Cook garlic and onion for 3 minutes and add bacon.
  5. When bacon is cooked, add carrot and celery.
  6. Add flour and stir in.
  7. Add Guinness, stock and tomato purée. Followed by the bay leaves and thyme.
  8. Add beef back into the pot and cover on a low heat. Alternatively add everything into a slow cooker.
  9. Cook for 2-3 hours until meat is tender.
  10. Serve with creamy mash.

Beef and Guinness Stew

A delicious iconic recipe made with flavoursome cuts of meat such as stewing steak or braising steak. You cannot taste the Guinness in the finished dish as it becomes a more complex, rich flavour and the alcohol is burnt off. In addition, this works out a great value meal!

3hrs 10 mins

  • 2.5 lb steak pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 6 oz bacon (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 440ml Guinness
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 750ml chicken or beef stock
  • 2 large celery stalks (chopped)
  • 3 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs thyme