Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Beer Recipe

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Anita Published: November 23, 2020 Modified: October 15, 2021
Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Beer Recipe

How To Make Irish Beef Stew with Guinness® Beer

St. Paddy’s day is coming and there is nothing better to serve than authentic Irish beef stew with the rich, slightly bitter taste from Guinness beer.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1onionchopped
  • 3clovesgarlicminced
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • 2lbbeef stew meatcubed
  • 3cupsGuinness® stout beer
  • 2potatoespeeled and sliced
  • 2potatoespeeled and quartered
  • salt and ground black pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the beef, beer, sliced potatoes, and quartered potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beef is tender, about 2 hours.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.


  • Calories: 308.34kcal
  • Fat: 8.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.46g
  • Fiber: 2.92g
  • Sugar: 1.51g
  • Protein: 27.46g
  • Cholesterol: 71.44mg
  • Sodium: 768.01mg
  • Calcium: 42.19mg
  • Potassium: 937.96mg
  • Iron: 3.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.49mg
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