The Ultimate Guinness Beef Stew Recipe
If you can't make it across the pond to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, perhaps the best way to celebrate is with a smooth and creamy pint of Guinness topped with a four leaf clover design in the foamy head of the beer. The origins of this infamous draught date all the way back to Dublin, Ireland in 1759 where Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on an old warehouse and began to brew ale. Today, Guinness beer is enjoyed all over the world, especially on Mar. 17.
This St. Patrick's Day, combine the traditional Irish recipe of chunky beef stew with the rich, malty flavors of Guinness for the ultimate dish.
Guinness Beef Stew
Slow cooking tender beef with the many flavors of this stout creates an irresistibly mouth-watering taste. With notes of roasted espresso, the sweetness of Guinness is the perfect balance to its slight bitterness. The bursting complex flavors of this stew will truly melt in your mouth.
- 1/2 cup flour
- Dash salt
- Dash pepper
- Dash garlic powder
- 3 pounds lean beef stew meat, cubed
- 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 10 3/4 ounces beef broth
- 8 to 10 red potatoes, skin on and halved
- 6 large carrots, peeled and chopped into thick chunks
- 2 stalks celery, cut into chunks
- 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, halved
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
- 12 ounces Guinness draught beer
- 1 cup frozen peas, if desired.
- Season flour with a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder and coat beef generously with it.
- Using your Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot, you can do two steps in one. Use the double-duty DuraCeramic™ cooking pot to brown your flour-coated beef. This stovetop-safe pot seals in the juices so that you won't lose any flavor.
- Heat the beef with olive oil and 1 bay leaf until browned. Add in onions and garlic and continue to saute over medium heat.
- Pour half of beef broth on top of the mixture in the DuraCeramic™ to deglaze.
- Bring the entire stovetop-safe cooking pot back to your slow cooker.
- Add the chopped potatoes, carrots, celery and mushrooms to your slow cooker. Top with two bay leaves.
- In a medium bowl, mix the remaining beef broth with the tomato sauce, dried thyme, creole seasoning, Italian herb seasoning and pour over beef mixture in slow cooker.
- Finally, pour Guinness beer over the entire mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- If desired, stir in frozen peas when done, they'll heat up on their own.
- Serve warm with Irish soda bread and a tall pint of Guinness.