Delicious, filling and comforting this Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew recipe will be a sure hit with the whole family. Made with Guinness beer for a unique flavor this is a taste combination you will love. Easy to make in your slow cooker so you can get it ready in advance and have it waiting for you after a hard day at work.
We love Beef Stew in our house but sometimes you want to switch it up and this Irish Beef Stew recipe is perfect for any day. The Guinness gives it that wow factor! Your family will love it as much as mine. This is a staple for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration too – so do not forget to make it for any party you may be attending!
- 1 1/2 pounds extra lean stew beef
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons canola or olive oil
- 4-5 medium Yukon gold potatoes – peeled/diced
- 1 1/2 cups baby carrots – peeled and diced
- 1 large yellow onion – chopped
- 2 garlic gloves – minced
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 4 cups beef broth
- 11.2 oz bottle Guinness extra stout
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bayleaf
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Parsley, to garnish
1. Add the beef, salt, pepper and flour to a large mixing bowl. Toss well to coat the beef.
2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the flour-coated beef.
4. Brown on all sides.
5. Set beef aside.
6. Turn the crockpot on and spray with a non stick coating spray, then add the potatoes, carrots, onions and bay leaf.
7. Place the browned beef, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme on top of the vegetables.
8. Pour the beef broth and Guinness into the crockpot and stir to combine.
9. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 10-12 hours on low. Add salt and pepper to taste.
10. Serve the Guinness Irish beef stew in a bowl or on top of mashed potatoes.
11. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
This is definitely a meal that needs some great bread to sop up all the liquid goodness that will remain after the veggies and meat are gone