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This was okay... I found it to be really sweet for some reason (the meat? The carrots?). The meat was really tender and had good flavor, but the broth was super thick and almost paste-like after cooking for 3 hours. It wasn't really what I was hoping for.

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TrebleClef March 17, 2013

My DH loves Guinness stew. I cooked mine in a slow-cooker after browning the meat and deglazing the pan. I used cornstarch to thicken it and served the stew over mashed potatoes. It turned out just grand! Thanks for sharing!

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Chris Reynolds August 20, 2012

Not a big hit with us. We're used to stew with thick sauce and though I added cornstarch to thicken it up it maintained a smooth consistency...It tasted like it had come from a can. Not too happy with that flavor for a $20 meal and hours of work.

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rainbow.rubatino March 18, 2009

Tried this out for a St. Pat's meal. I had one bottle of Guinness that had been in my fridge for ages, so this was the recipe for it. We all found it tasty and filling, although we didn't think the flavor of the Guinness was very noticeable.

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beady baker March 23, 2008

We just went to Dublin and the Guinness Brewery. As much as we tried we could not get the recipe from the cook. This is very, very similar. The only thing I did different was add some frozen peas in during the last 30 min, seasoned throughout with salt and pepper, and I used another bottle of Guinness too because mine was getting very thick throughout cooking. My house smelled amazing while it was cooking and I couldn't help but take bites here and there :)

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Mom of 2 picky eaters March 21, 2008

This stew was very good. My DH ate 2 helpings. Very filling.

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JollyChef February 16, 2007

This is a hearty, tasty stew. I have used this same recipe for about 6 years and it has become a tradition for my family on St. Pat's Day. I have tried it both on the stovetop and in the oven. I find it a bit easier in the oven because you don't have to worry about it burning and the taste is the same either way.

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Cindy Rose February 23, 2005

Made this exactly as directed for some friends, and all of us agreed that this is a very hearty, tasty cold-weather treat. Made this exactly as directed, and next time, would probably add a bit more cayenne pepper and garlic, just to make it "sparkle" a bit more. However, this recipe is really delicious as is, and you won't be disappointed when you try this! Thanks for posting this!

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Lizzie-Babette January 16, 2004
Guinness Stew