Guinness Beef Stew

Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It’s also so easy to make, you’ll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can.

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It's also so easy to make, you'll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can.

Beef stew is one of my comfort foods. Prepped in the morning to simmer all day in the slow cooker, it’s a luscious melange of beef, vegetables, herbs, and broth. There are so many different variations of the simple meat and vegetable concoction, you could probably have a new one every day for a month or even a year!

At this time of year, I typically make my straightforward Irish Stew. The last few times though, I’ve duded it up with a bottle of Guinness and a good dose of mushrooms. Those two riffs add amazing flavor to the dish, beefing up the richness and savory goodness.

If you don’t drink or can’t find Guinness beer, feel free to use beef or vegetable broth instead. Now’s the time, though, to grab the Irish import on sale. 

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It's also so easy to make, you'll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can.

Our favorite accompaniments are Irish Soda Bread and Dubliner Cheese. The former is a bread that you can easily whip up in half and hour. For this photo shoot, I used all whole wheat flour and did my kneading in the bowl so I didn’t have to clean up such a mess. It’s a forgiving quick bread.

Dubliner Cheese often goes on sale near St. Patrick’s Day. We buy a big chunk at Costco and enjoy it for a few weeks. In my freezer cookbook, there is a super yummy recipe for Potatoes Stuffed with Caramelized Onions and Dubliner Cheese, so if you have the book and some leftover Dubliner, please proceed.

Side dishes aside, this is a rocking beef stew to put meat on your bones and hair on your chest. Well, sort of.

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It's also so easy to make, you'll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can.

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  1. I can’t believe it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day already. Where did the time go? Anyhow, this recipe is brilliant. Beef stew and Guinness in one pot is just the thing for me.

  2. I love, love, LOVE Kerrygold cheeses! They’re the only ones I use to make mac and cheese mmmmm

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