Total Time
9hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This is a simple version of the classic Irish dish. Although it’s slow-cooked, the hearty beef stew requires minimal prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper. Toss the beef in the flour mixture to coat. Transfer the mixture (including excess flour) to a 6-quart crockpot and then add the carrots, onion, garlic, and thyme.
  2. Slowly pour in the Guinness and then stir in the beef broth. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Add the potatoes and continue cooking until the meat and the potatoes are fork-tender, about 1 1/2-2 hours more.
  3. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry sheet into a 10x14 inch rectangle.
  4. Put it on the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden-brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly on a rack, and cut into quarters.
  5. Lay the puff pastry quarters in 4 wide, shallow bowls and spoon the stew over the pastry.