Guinness Irish Stew

This Irish Stew is fantastic. The Guinness adds a nice richness. Make sure to check out our Irish Soda Bread to go with it.

I love this Irish Stew and I can not wait to make it this year. It is one of the few things that the whole family loves.

The main difference between this recipe and others is the Guinness and the Marmite. Marmite can be found in most grocery stores these days. If your grocery store has a section with import goods then it probably has Marmite. I have never really had trouble finding it. It adds to the richness in flavor and can be used in other dishes that has a beef based sauce. There is no meat in it but it has a beefy flavor.


2 lbs Stew Meat (beef or lamb)
3 garlic cloves
olive oil (can substitute vegetable oil)
1 red onion
1 leek
small package baby carrots
10 potatoes
4 cups beef stock
1 heaping tablespoon Marmite (yeast spread)
1 can Guinness beer (reduce beef stock to 2 cups)

* You will want to start in small batches of meat so when
you fry the meat the sides do not touch and they can fully
brown. The browning adds a lot of the flavor.

* If you are using a big pot on the stove instead of a slow
cooker you can make it all in the big pot. If you make it on
the stove use a lid. Make sure to keep it low so it does not
burn and stir it from time to time.


1. Place a small batch of the meat in a bowl and toss it with
enough flour to completely coat. The flour should look dry.

2. Brown the meat in a pan with hot oil. Set the meat in the
slow cooker. Continue until all of the meat is browned.

3. Add the onions, garlic, and rosemary to the pan and fry
until they start to brown.

4. Add in some of the beef stock. As it comes to a slow boil
scrape the bottom of the pan to get up the brown pieces
that stuck to the bottom. Again, this is a big part of the
flavor. Mix in the Marmite.

5. While the stock is simmering to loosen up the brown
pieces you can start to cut up the rest. Make the
pieces whatever size you like. You can peel the potatoes or
leave the peel on. Put them all in the slow cooker.

6. Put all the rest of the ingredients, including the
simmering stock, into the slow cooker for at least 3 hours.


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7 Responses to “Guinness Irish Stew”

  1. Shinade says:

    Oh my just look at all of the neat stuff I missed because of my internet being down.

    Thank you so much for continuing to drop by!!


  2. Imelda says:

    hi there

  3. Imelda says:

    hi there

  4. Tami says:

    Mmmm….that looks good! :)

  5. VanillaSeven says:

    Yumm.. They looks good :)

  6. Ask Ms Recipe says:

    The stew looks great I will give it a try.

    Ms R

  7. Victor | UPrinting says:

    I love stews! Especially during family get together. I love how the flavor of the meet blends well with the vegetables flavor. My mother has this specialty using beef, tomatoes, butter and cream. The cream tones down the tomato flavor.

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