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Irish Beef Stew

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  • 1 1/4 lb. beef stew meat (well-marbled chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks)
  • 3 tsp. salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 cups beef stock (or broth)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup guinness (extra stout)
  • 1 cup red wine (hearty)
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 lb. russet potatoes (peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, about 7 cups)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped, 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
  • 2 cups carrots (pieces peeled, and/or parsnips, 3 to 4 carrots or parsnips)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley (chopped)
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    Calories470Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate65g22%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A160%
    Vitamin C45%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Tina K. 3 months ago
    took a long time to cook but was delicious
    Autumn Bresloff 4 months ago
    Excellent. Good even on a week night. Always a plus when you have a bit of Guinness and wine left over for the actual dinner
    SHERRI DOVE 6 months ago
    I love this recipe!! so did my family it was perfect for a cild day like today. warms you up amd fills you up☺️🥰
    Kelly Holman 7 months ago
    beautifully. i love this recipe.
    Beth 9 months ago
    The family loves it. Followed Stephanie’s advice. Dredged the beef, eliminated the wine & added cream. I cut the chuck roast into nice 1”x1” (ish) chunks (instead of buying pre-cut stew meat). Nobody likes using a knife in their stew ;-)
    Patti D 9 months ago
    This is outrageously good. Excellent with some no knead Dutch oven bread slathered with Kerrygold butter and a glass of red wine. I watch sales for beef so I can make this on the cheap. My mom said this was the best beef stew she ever had!
    Goodo a year ago
    Was very nice, definitely will be making it again!
    Chris Blanchard a year ago
    Amazing beef stew. Followed Stephanie's recommendations on no wine and adding some flour and it turned out great.
    John A. Lafferty a year ago
    So, it was a little light on seasoning and you need to season every step. The basics are good, but i would add fresh herbs and delete the sugar.
    It was good and the family liked it. Only thing we didn’t like was the taste of the red wine. Guinness added great flavor; wine, not so much. I will leave out the wine next time. I also added flour to the meat, reduced the water to one cup and added a tablespoon of flour to the water, and added about a half cup of half and half at the end before serving.
    Janai Quintana a year ago
    I dredged my beef in flour, eliminated the water, used golden potatoes and thickened with a flour slurry. Man was this good! Brought me back to my childhood in County Galway!! A repeat for sure! My family loved it
    Robert Kelly a year ago
    It turned out well. It had good flavor, it was just too thin. Very soupy.
    Chris 2 years ago
    Really amazing:) and I loved the taste. I used Irish butter to cook the onions and carrot. And used Yukon gold potatoes instead off r russet potatoes. Other then that this recipe is awesome:)
    Dana 2 years ago
    This was excellent. Like other reviewers, I dredged my meat in seasoned flour and eliminated the water and sugar. I also used fresh thyme and bay leaf, made my own beef stock and used 2 lbs of meat. I’ve tried other beef stews and this was by far the best, can’t wait to have my leftovers!
    Egor Kloos 3 years ago
    Very nice too much potato and very little meat. Play around with the ratio to suit your taste. Slow cooker? Reduce the amount of water.
    Porchae Culhane 3 years ago
    I have made this several times; it's one of mine & my husband's favorites. Of course I've made a few tweeks (2x Guinness, 3x Worcestershire...) to the recipe to better suit our tastes, but the original stew is also good as is.
    Ethan Cupp 3 years ago
    Have made this a couple times now and my friends really like it. They kept going back for more. Great for -40 wind-chill outside as a bonus.
    Amanda R. 4 years ago
    nice. i like to thicken a little. great base tho
    Sandy M. 4 years ago
    This was great! I made a roux which thickened the stew perfectly.
    Edward 4 years ago
    Great. Cut the water in half though
    Michelle W. 4 years ago
    This is a delicious hearty stew. It needed a tad little more flavor (maybe more garlic or onion). I would skip the sugar step. It was a tad too sweet but overall delicious.
    Ellie C. 5 years ago
    Really good! I tweak it a bit - but this is definitely a flavorful stew.
    Ang 5 years ago
    I made this for Irish night at small group. it was delicious! i dredged the meat first in flour but otherwise followed the recipe. it's joining our winter soup rotation.
    scott h. 5 years ago
    just a rookie cook, and i dont know how irish stew is normally but it was more like a soup than a stew. Not sure if it was my stove but the potaoes werent even close to being done after 50 minutes with the lid off, still at the end had a good flavour and the meat was tender
    Larry G. 6 years ago
    Wonderful, follow the directions and I thickened it slightly. I used a dark beer,Cabernet wine and I cut up a nice tip roast into chunks. Either way, you will have a delicious stew that will warm your soul and fill your belly!! Thanks for the great recipe!
    Joshua C. 6 years ago
    Was wonderful! The simple ingredients have such a robust flavor. The Guiness adds a uniqueness that separates this from a normal beef stew.
    Becca Benson 6 years ago
    So delicious! I did this for a work Irish Potluck and folks were joking they were afraid they'd have to take a breathalyzer after eating but it was a hit. I made 2 large crockpots and only 1 tupperware bowl of it made hit home. The only thing I would recommend is more seasoning. I used my fav season all and lemon pepper.
    Simone G. 6 years ago
    My mom's family was Irish so this was a family staple. Pretty much the same. We always dredged the beef chunks in flour, then browned. This gives a more stew like consistency instead of vegetable soup. Another version that changes it up a bit is to use a can of dices tomatoes and Italian seasoning and voila, Italian stew. Irish stew with lamb is really great too. Just made some.