Guinness Beef Stew

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by JustJanS

A family favourite. The Guiness mellows during the cooking to produce a yummy gravy. I do like Queen Dragon Mum's idea of adding the molasses if you don't like prunes as that takes the edge off the Guiness too.

Top Review by HeatherFeather

This was excellent! The smell as it cooked was wonderful and it tasted even better than it smelled. We served this as our main dish for St. Patrick's Day, but we will make this often - not just for holidays. This was the most delicious beef stew I've ever tasted - and plan to serve this again in a few weeks for company. I think the secret ingredients were the Guinness Stout and the prunes - don't be tempted to substitute either ingredient. Perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre heat your oven to 180c.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the beef all over.
  3. Remove the beef to an oven proof casserole dish.
  4. Add the garlic and onions to the frypan and cook'til the onion is soft.
  5. Add the sugar and stir until caramelised.
  6. Remove to the casserole dish.
  7. Add the carrots and bay leaf to the casserole too.
  8. Dissolve the stock cubes and flour in the water and add to the frypan with the Guinness.
  9. Heat until the mixture boils and thickens.
  10. Pour over the meat in the casserole and stir to combine.
  11. Cover the casserole, and cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  12. Add the prunes and cook for a further 30 minutes.

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