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Guinness Beef Stew For a Winter Day

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.

Guinness Beef Stew

Ideal for a cold-weekend winter day. This will take time to prepare, but is so worth it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, Guinness Beer, stew
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 555kcal
Author Cook's Country


  • Heavy duty dutch oven


  • 3.5 - 4 lb. Boneless Beef Chuck-Eye Roast Trim excess fat
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil do not use another type of oil
  • 2 onions, chopped fine
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup Guinness Draught Beer
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced


  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325º
  • Sprinkle cut beef with salt and pepper.
  • Heat vegetable oil in large, heavy duty dutch oven on medium-high heat until shimmering
  • Add onions and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • Cook onions, stirring occasionally until well-browned. This should take about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste and garlic.
  • Stir in and cook for one minute and fragrant.
  • Stir in flour and cook for another minute.
  • WHISK in the chicken broth, 3/4 cup of the beer, brown sugar and thyme.
  • Continue to stir, scrapping up all the brown bits off the bottom of the dutch oven.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes
  • Stir in beef and return to a simmer.
  • Transfer to the oven and cook, uncovered for 90 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • Remove from oven and stir in potatoes and carrots.
  • Return to the oven and continue to cook until beef and vegetables are tender, about 1 hour, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  • Remove from oven and add remaining Guinness beer. Stir and add parsley.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with bread.


See another stew recipe at Bachelor Beef Stew. 


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