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This hearty beer-spiked beef stew is served with creamy mashed potatoes for a shepherd's pie vibe.

EatingWell Magazine, March 2021


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

35 mins
50 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Adjust heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. Add milk, butter, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mash to desired consistency. Cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, breaking into large chunks and flipping occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a clean plate.

  • Add mushrooms, onion and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Return the beef to the pan and stir in beer, broth and Worcestershire, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook until the beef and vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. Add peas and carrots, increase heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the stew is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve with the mashed potatoes, sprinkled with parsley, if desired.


Use your favorite stout to make this (and to sip alongside it too!), but avoid coffee stouts, which can make the stew bitter. Guinness is nice, or try a craft offering, like Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout.

Nutrition Facts

1 ¼ cups stew & 1 cup potatoes
571 calories; fat 22g; cholesterol 92mg; sodium 627mg; carbohydrates 53g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 32g; sugars 6g; saturated fat 9g; vitamin a iu 3576IU.