Slow Cooker Guinness® 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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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.


9 Ratings

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!

Sep 28, 2014

This recipe turned out great! I was half afraid to use the Guinness, but you couldn't even taste it in the end. My only complaint is that it took WAY longer to cook than stated, even though I followed the ingredients/directions exactly.

Jun 09, 2014

Wonderful meal. I served it with sour bread fresh from the bakery. Reminds me of my time spent in Dublin.

Jan 12, 2014

Best, easiest stew I've made! Did substitute the beer with Sam Adams Ruby Mild.

Dec 21, 2013

Eliminated the pastry puffs,but overall dish was very good.


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  • Calories
  • 761 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 48.5 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 679 mg
  • 27%

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

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