Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love a good beef stew, but sometimes don't have all day to cook it. I decided to make beef stew for my family at the last minute the other day, and they loved this recipe I came up with - the pot was wiped clean by the time they were done! This recipe has fantastic flavor, and a rich broth with the combination of consume' and the Guinness, and the best part is it can be on the table in 45 minutes from start to finish!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs stew meat, cubed
  • 12 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 -3 carrots, sliced (or a handful of baby carrots, sliced)
  • 1 cup peas, lightly steamed or canned
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans beef consomme
  • 1 (11 ounce) Guinness stout


  1. Mix flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Coat the stew meat in the flour mixture, reserving the rest of the flour when done.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick stock pot. Brown meat on all sides, just until pink on outside is gone.
  3. Add potatoes, onion, carrots and remaining flour. Stir and cook until vegetables begin to soften.
  4. Add both cans of Beef Consume' (best if you do NOT add water), and the Guinness.
  5. Simmer 15-20 minutes, or longer if desired.
  6. Add peas just before serving, stir to warm them up.
  7. Delicious when served with crusty bread warm from the oven and butter!