Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew is a wonderful recipe for St. Patrick’s day, or really any day!
What are y’all cooking for St. Patrick’s day dinner? This Guinness Beef Stew is what I’ll be making! For about the last 10 years I’ve made corned beef, which is great! But why not switch it up this year. This stew is thick and hearty and has a slight ale taste from the Guinness, it’s not overpowering though. Over the years I’ve had so much luck cooking beef and beer in the slow cooker, it really does have a special flavor to it and smells so great while cooking.
This recipe is a spin-off of my original beef stew recipe, why fix something if it’s not broken, right? I switch out some of the beef broth for a bottle of Guinness. I forgot to add peas to this, but after tasting the final dish, they were not missed!
This is a great recipe to put on before work and come home to the house smelling great and dinner is ready to serve with no effort!
I hope you try this Guinness beef stew, even if it’s not on St. Patrick’s day you will love it!
Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew
- Slow Cooker- 6 quart or larger
- 2 lbs. beef stew meat well trimmed
- 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. dried leaf oregano not ground
- 1 tsp. dried leaf thyme not ground
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 15 oz beef broth
- 3 cups baby red potatoes quartered
- 3 cups carrots sliced
- 2 cups celery sliced
- 1 cup white onion (1 small onion); cut into large pieces
- 2 tsp. garlic minced
- 11.2 oz Guinness beer (1 bottle)
- 2 bay leaves
- In a large ziplock bag, add the flour, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and onion powder.
- Add the beef to the bag and shake until the beef is well coated.
- In a large skillet set to medium high heat, add the oil once hot.
- Add the flour coated beef; brown the meat on all sides, don't let burn.
- When the meat has browned add the tomato paste and beef broth.
- Stir the beef, tomato sauce, and beef broth until a thick sauce forms, pulling up any stuck on bits; set aside off the heat.
- Add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic to the slow cooker.
- Add the beef and sauce mixture over the veggies.
- Stir in the Guinness beer and bay leaves on top.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
- Remove bay leaves.
- Serve and enjoy!