Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This is a wonderful flavorful stew.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss meat with seasoned flour to coat all sides.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven and brown meat. Work in small batches so that the meat is not crowded and browns well on all sides.
  3. Remove meat and cook onion briefly in pan.
  4. Add browned meat, beer, stock and tomatoes and cover pot with a heavy lid. Simmer over low heat one hour.
  5. Stir in carrots and potatoes and continue to simmer over low heat, uncovered, for another hour (or more - the longer - the better) until meat is very tender and the stew is a dark rich color.
  6. Add peas during the last ten minutes of cooking.


Most Helpful

Very lovely stew, was well received by my family. The cooking technique of browning and removing the beef, and then simmering it makes it VERY tender (be sure to use good quality beef!) I peeled my potatoes before cutting them. I do wish there was a better measurement in the recipe regarding the vegetables, maybe cups or a weight measurement, since sizes are so relative. My beer was Guiness, but I don't know anything about dark beers so I just picked one...I will try another beer next time to see if it changes the flavor much. Thank you for posting this!

yogiclarebear January 20, 2009

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