Beef & Mushroom Stew with Mashed Potatoes


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

Beef & Mushroom Stew with Mashed Potatoes
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ½ pounds yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup low-fat milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, quartered

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 16 ounces stout (see Tip)

  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

571 Calories
22g Fat
53g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 571
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g 64%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Vitamin A 3576IU 72%
Sodium 627mg 27%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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