This Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew uses Guinness beer for a unique flavor. It’s a great dinner idea for St. Patrick’s Day or any family meal.
I love making Irish Beef Stew in the slow cooker because the beef is always so tender and flavorful. Slow cooker meals are perfect for those busy days where you know you’re going to get home late.
You can toss everything in the slow cooker that morning (or the night before), push a button before you leave the house and come home to a tasty meal. It’s great for busy families.
This Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew incorporates a popular Irish Beer – Guinness – which gives it a unique flavor you may not have had before. It’s a great dinner choice on St. Patrick’s Day, or any day of the year.
If you’re gluten free and can’t add Guinness to your beef stew, you can swap it for a gluten free beer or red wine.
Slow Cooker Guinness Irish Beef Stew
- 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons gluten free all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4-5 Yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 cups carrots peeled and diced
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 4 cups beef broth
- 11.2 oz bottle Guinness Extra Stout
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
- Sea salt to taste
- Parsley to garnish
- Black pepper to taste
- Add the beef, sea salt, pepper and flour to a large mixing bowl. Toss well to coat the beef.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and add the flour-coated beef. Brown on all sides. Set aside.
- Turn the slow cooker on and grease with more olive oil. Add the potatoes, carrots, onions and bay leaf. Place the browned beef, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme on top of the vegetables.
- Pour the beef broth and Guinness into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 10-12 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the Guinness Irish beef stew in a bowl or on top of mashed potatoes. Garnish with parsley, if desired.