Slow Cooker Guinness® Beef Stew Recipe -
Slow Cooker Guinness(R) Beef Stew Recipe
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Slow Cooker Guinness® Beef Stew

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs 15 mins

    4 hrs 45 mins


  1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; add beef pieces. Toss to coat each piece evenly. Reserve remaining flour mixture for later use.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet; cook and stir coated beef, working in batches, until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes per batch. Transfer cooked beef to a slow cooker.
  3. Cook and stir onion in the same skillet used for beef until golden, about 5 minutes. Add beer and garlic; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Scrape browned bits of food from bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Pour onion mixture into the slow cooker.
  4. Mix beef broth, parsley, thyme, and bay leaves into beef mixture in slow cooker.
  5. Cook on Low until beef is almost tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Sprinkle in the reserved flour mixture; stir well. Add potatoes and carrots.
  6. Cook on High until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  8. Arrange puff pastry on baking sheets; pierce each piece several times with a fork.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Ladle stew into individual dishes; top each with a pastry square.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2014

This was easy to make and made the house smell delicious. Even though I used small potatoes, it took much longer than the recipe stated to cook - close to 2 hours instead of 1. My husband loved this, but my daughter said the meat was weird but the sauce was delicious. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2014

Made it exactly as written. It's very easy, and the meat was tender. The rest was a little bland. Next time I'll tweak it with some spices.

Nov 24, 2014

Super delicious! The best slow cooker recipe yet. My modifications: Added 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms, dry fried at high heat just after meat was removed and just before onions were browned. Used same volume of potatoes but cut them in to halves and added to crock pot with browned onions, meat and carrots. Cooked on low for 8 hours - came out perfect, and much less hassle Left off puff pastry. It's delicious, but so unhealthy

Jan 01, 2014

Have made this twice following the recipe pretty closely. My kids and husband ate it all in one cold afternoon! Used Fosters Lager the first time since I was out of stout, was still awesome! Took a little more beef broth both times-a cup or so. Second time used potato starch for flour to go gluten free...still deliscious!

Feb 11, 2015

This was absolutely delicious and reheated beautifully. Just be careful, this is a HUGE recipe. I had to use less of almost everything so that I could fit it in my slow cooker.

Mar 23, 2015

Everyone loved this dish! I added a little more broth and Guinness beer to the slow cooker as others suggested. Plus quartered the potatoes instead of halved to cook faster. Cooked on high for 5 hrs as others suggested as well. Will make this again! Great alternative to the traditional St. Patrick's Day meals.

Mar 24, 2015

Very disappointed. Followed the recipe exactly as instructed and the vegetables were extremely hard and undercooked. Needs much more time in the crock pot.

Mar 20, 2015

Vegetables were completely undercooked, recipe tasted like flour. Will not make again.


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  • Calories
  • 738 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 48.5 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 678 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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