Irish Beef and Guinness Stew Recipe

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew Recipe

Try our mouthwatering Irish Beef and Guinness Stew, ideal for wintery nights. A slow cooker recipe, it will also work in a casserole dish in your oven. Serves four people.


  • 900g lean butchers diced beef (ask for chuck or brisket)
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Chopped pancetta (smoked streaky bacon)
  • Marrow bones (only available in a butchers shop!)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock (1 stock cube)
  • Half a can of Guinness
  • Bouquet garni (rosemary, thyme, oregano)

For the Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Brown the diced beef on all sides in a pan or skillet and transfer to your slow cooker.
  2. Add all the Seasoning ingredients to the beef and stir well to combine all the flavours and coat the beef. (For a more intense flavour, this could be done the night before).
  3. Place all remaining ingredients into the slow cooker and stir to combine well. Finally, add half a can of Guinness (or red wine if you prefer) and some fresh herbs.
  4. Put the heat on low and cook for 6-7 hours or at the high setting for 4 hours until the meat is falling apart.

Sit back and allow the aromas to fill the kitchen. Serve with mashed potatoes and some crusty bread. Enjoy!

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