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Beer-Baked Irish Beef

Beer-Baked Irish Beef


"An easy stew you can prep and let simmer for a few hours. Easy to prep the night before and toss in the slow cooker when you get home, for a good down-home meal. Serve with hot boiled potatoes. I have also cut potatoes into cubes and put them right in the slow cooker to save time and dishes. Works great! "
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servings 576 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 576 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 38.5 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 729 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the bacon in a large nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat until crisp and brown. Remove the bacon pieces and set aside, leaving the drippings in the skillet.
  2. Place the flour, salt, black pepper, and allspice in a large plastic zipper bag, and shake a few times to combine. Place the beef stew meat into the bag, and shake to coat the meat with flour mixture. Place the meat pieces in the skillet with the bacon drippings, and cook the meat until brown on all sides.
  3. Remove the browned meat to a slow cooker, and add the carrots, onions, garlic, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, and bay leaf to the cooker.
  4. Pour the beer into the skillet, and bring to a boil over medium-low heat, scraping all the browned bits of flavor from the bottom of the skillet. Pour the beer into the slow cooker, over the meat and vegetables. Cover, and cook on Medium setting until the meat is very tender, 4 to 5 hours.
  5. Before serving, remove the bay leaf, and sprinkle the stew with the reserved bacon pieces.


  • Cook's Note
  • This can also be cooked in the oven at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) in a 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole with a cover.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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  1. 75 Ratings

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really great when done right. The only word of caution i have is don't let the beer reduce too much in the pan because it can get a VERY unpleasant bitter taste that pretty much ruins the stew....

Most helpful critical review

This was ok. It was a bit bland when I taste tested it so I added a bit of cayenne pepper to it.

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really great when done right. The only word of caution i have is don't let the beer reduce too much in the pan because it can get a VERY unpleasant bitter taste that pretty much ruins the stew....

Absolutely loved this stew and hubby raved and pronounced it a "10!". I stuck to the recipe with a few minor preparation tweeks. I added small, quartered redskin potatoes to the bottm of the c...

I've gone thru quite a few Irish beef recipes now, with this being my first in the slow cooker. Can I just say "WOW!" - this was a fantastic recipe! Having gone thru so many now and recognizin...

This was really good. The only thing I changed was to add a bit of beef stock to my crock pot for a bit more flavor, and added celery and potatoes to the mix. I then thickened the gravy with a b...

My husband told me this was the best thing he's ever tasted. I have never had a more delicious crock pot meal. The meat was tender and the sauce was incredible.

This is a delicious stew! My wife and I really enjoyed it.

This was good, although I found the sweet taste from the allspice to be a bit odd. I added potatoes and celery and also a can of beef broth so it was more like a stew. Otherwise there's hardly...

Delicious stew! Made it for St. Patrick's with the Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread recipe from this site. I love anything in the slow cooker - the beer was tasty and the perfect seasoning.

Absolutely awesome stew !!

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