I love thisI Yrish Beef Stew recipe.  Not only is it out of this world in taste, it really is very easy to make.  I know what you’re thinking; look at that long list of ingredients!  The ingredients list may be long, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard, it’s just tells you there is a lot of flavor in this stew.   What it does take, is time.  So without further a-due here is my Irish Beef Stew.

Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew, findingourwaynow.com


    • 1 ½ Pound beef stew meat, cut into ½-inch pieces
    • 2 Medium onion, cut into eighths
    • 8 oz. Baby cut carrots
    • 1 Can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes (not drained)
    • 1 Bottle (12 oz.) of Guinness Draft beer
    • 1 Can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
    • 12 Garlic cloves
    • 1/3 Cup flour
    • 1 Tablespoon Better Then Bullion-Beef
    • 1 Teaspoon salt
    • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
    • 1 Teaspoon sugar
    • 1 Teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
    • 1 Teaspoon pepper
    • 12 Small Yukon gold potatoes cut in half
    • 2 cups sliced mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 cup frozen peas


Irish Beef Stew, findingourwaynow.comHeat oven to 325 degrees.  Stir flour and a potion of the beer until well combined and smooth.  In ovenproof 4.5-quart Dutch oven, add the flour mixture and mix all ingredients except the potatoes, peas, and mushrooms.  Cover and bake for 2 hours stirring after one hour. After 2 hours add the potatoes and mushrooms. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Add frozen peas and bake for an additional 30 minutes until beef and vegetables are tender.  Serve.

Irish Beef Stew, findingourwaynow.comNotes:  You can use other types of beer of your choice. You can make this without the  beer by substituting beef broth and a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.  You can also make this in a slow cooker, but you may need to reduce the liquid by a bit and be mindful of the timing when adding the other ingredients.

This Irish Beef Stew disappears in a flash.  It’s even better the next day if it lasts that long.  We usually serve this stew with good bread, a nice salad and hearty zinfandel wine or nice stout or beer.  Enjoy.

Happy Cooking…

If you liked this recipe, don’t forget to check some of my other recipes such as Easy Dry Rub RibsBeer BreadBaked Brie with Honey, and Easy Panna Cotta.

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  • Jon Jefferson

    We gotta get the stews and braises in while we can. Spring is just around the corner. If you haven’t noticed yet, I love the braise (braize? I can’t spell the word today. Both spellings look wrong). An excuse to add beer to something is a good excuse to me.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jon, I’m with you there. I am hugh fan of richly flavored stews. I knew you’d love this one because of the Guinness. :D

  • Julie

    UMMMM!!! I love beef stew and this look awesome. Another great Pin.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thank so much Julie, Then you’ll love this recipe. Enjoy. :-)

  • http://profiles.google.com/luckygoldwavingcat Michelle Grundy

    Love steak in Guinness! It’s nice in a pie too ;-) Good old steak and ale pie, proper British pub grub!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Michelle, I love that. There is nothing better the pub grub is there. :-)

      • http://profiles.google.com/luckygoldwavingcat Michelle Grundy

        Nope. As a former pub grub cook, I’m biased though ;-)

        • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

          I would be too… LOL. :-)

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    I love beef stew. Thanks for the recipe, Susan. I will definitely try this one!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeannette, So do I. :-) Have fun with this one. I know you’ll like it. :-)

  • Merle

    That looks really mouthwatering !! I use Worcestershire sauce in a lot of my dishes. It gives it that extra zing …. Thanks for this recipe Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Merle, That it is, if I don’t say so myself… LOL. I use Worcestershire sauce too when there isn’t any good beef bouillon around. Enjoy. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/FoodStoriesBlog Food Stories

    Haven’t had stew in ages & your Irish version looks so tempting :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi FS, You would love this recipe. Have and go and enjoy. :-)

  • doreenpendgracs

    I see the Guinness would be a special thing that would make this Irish stew superior to others I have tried. Guinness makes almost everything better … including chocolate truffles!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Doreen, It really does… :-), Guinness is so versital in so many ways. Of course anything that goes with chocolate makes it high on my list… LOL. :-)

  • Pat Ruppel

    What! not the traditional corned beef and cabbage? Mmmmm this really looks good.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Pat, Who says we can’t have both… LOL. Give it a try. I think you’d love it. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/KeepUpWeb Sherryl Perry

    Thanks for the recipe Susan. I’ll give it a try. I bet it smells wonderful while it’s cooking too.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Sherryl, You so welcome. It does smell wonderful and then it tastes just as good, if not better. Enjoy. :-)

  • polfeck

    Give me a mutton stew any day. Cheap meats for the austerity Irishman!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Polfeck, This is just as good with mutton. Isn’t it funny how the cheaper meats are just the best in stews like this? Happy St. Patrick’s to you. :-)

  • Karen Koblan

    Ok, this looks delicious! I love stew and I am kind of bored having corned beef and cabbage as the usual St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Karen, I think you’d love this recipe and I’m with you on the corned beef and cabbage thing. Have fun with this and let me know how it went. Happy St Paddy’s Day. :-)

  • http://joannerambling.wordpress.com/ Jo-Anne

    As I read the recipe my mind went back to my nanna’s kitchen and her stews………thank you for that………….

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jo-Anne, Aw… that warms my heart. You’re welcome my friend and Happy St. Paddy’s day to ya. :-)

  • Pamela Dale

    The best comfort food in the world….thank you for sharing Susan. It looks delicious.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Pamela, I so agree. You are so very welcome. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/geekgirlusa Cheryl Therrien

    This looks absolutely delicious. Mmm….. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, It really is. Give a try. :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/catarina.alexon Catarina Alexon

    Sounds delicious!! Maybe I have to make an exception and have meet one day this week.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Catarina, Thanks. It’s a family favorite and one I know you’d love. Enjoy. :-)

  • Jeannette

    I will have to try this recipe. My husband will enjoy it. But any suggestions for natural flavoring? I don’t like the “better than bullion”. Can I leave it out and it still be mouth-watering good?

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeannette, Very cool! You can use two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce in place of Better Than Bullion. It is just as tasty. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/JeriWB Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’m definitely a fan of all things involving soups and stews… even when it’s 80 degrees outside.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeri, I’m with you there. I just love the taste… anytime… LOL. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TakeChargeBecc Rebecca Thompson

    I love a great stew and think I may be able to adapt this one….thank you.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi rebecca, I am sure you can. It has a lot of room for variations. Have fun and enjoy. :-)

  • JustOneBoomer

    My husband would be so pleasantly surprised if he comes home from work to find this for dinner. Our rental apartment stove is terrible at simmering, so being able to cook this stew in the oven is a big plus. I hope I can find the Guinness.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi JustOneBoomer, That is one of the reason (oven part) we like this recipe so much. The best part of the taste. Enjoy. :-)

  • Jacs Henderson

    Yum Yum!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jacs, Indeed!!! :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Looks yummy. I’m starving right now and wish I had a bowl of that :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Krystle, I wish I could send you a bowl of this. But alas the internet does have it’s limits… LOL.

      • HomeJobsbyMOM

        LOL I will just have to make it one day then :)

        • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper


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