Irish Beef Stew

What makes a stew Irish? Must be the Guinness. Serve with a big hunk of Irish Bannock on the side.


  • 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs stewing beef, large dice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole onion, large dice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c carrots, large dice
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and large dice
  • 1 c celery, large dice
  • 1 c white mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 c stout or Guinness beer
  • 2 c beef broth
  • 1 (28 oz / 796 ml) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme (best hack for always having fresh herbs)
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • salt & pepper


  1. Combine flour, 3/4 tsp salt and 3/4 tsp pepper in a large freezer bag. Toss in beef to coat.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot. Place flour-coated beef in…

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