Slow Cooker Recipe for Irish Beef Stew
Want to make something besides corned beef and cabbage this St Patrick’s Day? Your family will really enjoy this recipe for Irish Beef Stew and I love that it comes together easily in the slow cooker.
If you really want to bump of the awesomeness level of this recipe, serve it over mashed potatoes. We originally tried stew over mashed potatoes in a little Irish pub years ago, and I have been serving it to my family this way ever since. It’s an amazing combination and the ultimate comfort food!
Recipe for Irish Beef Stew
- 1 1/2 pounds extra lean stew beef
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons canola or olive oil
- 4-5 medium Yukon gold potatoes – peeled/diced
- 1 1/2 cups baby carrots – peeled and diced
- 1 large yellow onion – chopped
- 2 garlic gloves – minced
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 4 cups beef broth
- 11.2 oz bottle Guiness extra stout
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bayleaf
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Parsley, to garnish
Add the beef, salt, pepper and flour to a large mixing bowl. Toss well to coat the beef.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and add the flour-coated beef. Brown on all sides. Set aside.
Turn the crockpot on and spray with a non stick coating spray. 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 crockpot and stir to combine.
Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 10-12 hours on low. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the Guinness Irish beef stew recipe in a bowl or as I mentioned above, on top of mashed potatoes. I like to serve it to my family in huge mugs, putting the mashed potatoes on the bottom and then adding in the stew. A perfect way to enjoy this yummy stew!
Garnish with parsley, if desired.