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Irish Beef Stew

photo of prepared Irish Beef Stew recipe

Prep Time: 25

Cook Time: -24

Dark beer, such as Guinness, gives this hearty beef and potato stew a wee bit of rich, Irish flavor.

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  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt,coarse ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds beef stew meat*
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 package Simply Potatoes® Red Potato Wedges
  • 2 cups thickly sliced carrots
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dark beer
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  1. In plastic resealable bag combine flour, desired salt and pepper. Add stew meat. Shake to coat meat with flour.
  2. Heat oil in 4 quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add stew meat, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned. Drain grease.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until meat and vegetables are tender (1 to 1 ¼ hours). Stir in parsley before serving.**
  4. * For a more authentic Irish stew, substitute lamb for beef stew meat.

    ** Stew can be made up to 2 days in advance. Cool; cover and refrigerate. To reheat, bring to a simmer on the stove top before serving.

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