If you're looking for a healthy beef stew recipe that delivers on comfort, look no further. This one-pot Irish beef stew is packed with veggies and rich meaty flavor. Make this Irish beef stew recipe with Guinness--a dark, malty Irish stout--to keep it authentic. Serve with a side of Irish soda bread to sop up the leftovers.

Karen Rankin
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020


Recipe Summary

35 mins
2 hrs


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Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle beef all over with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add half of the beef; cook, turning to brown on 2 or 3 sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the browned beef to a bowl; repeat the process with the remaining beef and 1 tablespoon oil.

  • Add onion, carrots and celery to the drippings in the pot; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add beer and thyme; cook, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any browned bits, until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Add broth and the beef (with any accumulated juices in bowl); bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until the beef is mostly tender, about 1 hour, 10 minutes. Stir in potatoes; cover and cook until the beef and potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Whisk cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl. Increase heat to high; add the cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. If desired, garnish with additional parsley.


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw (if frozen) and reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; protein 37.1g 74% DV; carbohydrates 32.1g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 4.2g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 102.2mg 34% DV; vitamin a iu 5347.2IU 107% DV; vitamin c 13.8mg 23% DV; folate 38.6mcg 10% DV; calcium 49.5mg 5% DV; iron 3.5mg 20% DV; magnesium 52.8mg 19% DV; potassium 904mg 25% DV; sodium 703.7mg 28% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 20% DV.


Rating: 5 stars
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