I have made this Cook’s Country, Guinness Beef Stew several times. It is not difficult and has velvety texture that is great with bread on a cold winter night. It was the last meal I made from scratch for my mother, before she passed away. She loved it. She was eating very little, up until that day. It is not a quick dinner, so it is ideal for a weekend – but it is so worth the effort. Ideal for a cold-weekend winter day. This will take time to prepare, but is so worth it. See another stew recipe at Bachelor Beef Stew.