By JANIC412 on August 28, 1999
Photo by 976856
Photo by 976856
"Hearty beef stew for the Irish-minded"
Serving Size: 1 (491 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"While on my first visit to Ireland in July 1999, the birthplace of parents, my cousin and I stopped in Doolen near the Cliffs of Mohr and had this marvelous dark Irish Beef Stew cooked in Guinness Stout" at O'Connors Pub. It was absolutely delicous and the first authentic Irish meal we had and while all the food was great there was nothing that could beat the Irish Stew. When I found the recipe on this site, I immediately tried it and it is exactly like what we had in Ireland. When my cousin came to dinner and I served it, he was sure I had gotten the recipe from O'Connors Pub while we were in Ireland. It was a cinch to make, directions were very easy to follow and it practically cooks itself. It is equally as good over mashed potatoes or rice. Try it, you'll like it. The one ingredient I added was a "wee bit of blarney""
"Great recipe! I added some peas and potatoes to it and cooked it on top of the stove rather than in the oven. Easier to keep an eye on it. Really is better the second day!!!!!"
"I add more veggies and more stout, and cut down on the beef stock... green beans and carrots, potatoes and a little bit of cabbage. Best thing about this recipe is that you can mess with it as you like...nothing's set or required (beside the Guinness of course! :D )"
"Fabulous! We just had our first cold day of the year and made this. It was wonderful. I did add potatoes, and about a full cup of Guinness. Other than that just followed the directions and it was much better than we had hoped for. You have to hope it's great if you're going to use Guinness in it, don't want to waste any of that :) Thank you very much."
"Wow!!! This was so good. I was inspired to make this as we get something similar in a pub we go to. After having this and then going back DH prefers this one. I will add more liquid next time as most cooks out and that was DH's only suggestion for the next time I make it. Thanks!!!"
"One of my "go to" recipes now. I add diced potatoes and use more stock, typically two cups . The beer can be something less strong tasting than Guiness but...."
"One Guiness in the stew for the family. 5 for me waiting for it to cook. I like this reciept. I also added carrots, celery. Very very good. I have it in my favorites to cook again. The family loved it even the little ones."
"This was so great!!! Followed the recipe but added a few potatoes diced and used a full can of guinness subbing for part of the water. I did this on the stovetop on low for a few hours instead of cooking it in the oven So rich and hearty!!"
"I cooked it on top of the stove, and added some green beans to it. Served it with Irish brown bread and mashed potatoes. After the first taste, it became a favorite of hubby and son! Thank you."
"I made this today......and am still shocked at how good my stew was. I've made every stew I could find over the course of 45 years, and never got that "perfect" taste that I was looking for.....until today.!!! I can't believe that it uses a beer that I don't even like and turned out so good. (I didn't use 1/2 cup, just poured in the whole bottle.)
I browned the meat and onions on the stove,(I did lightly dust the meat with some flour before browning, made the broth, and poured into my crockpot. I think that helped thicken the broth a bit.
Then I added the sliced carrots, some celery and stirred them into the pot.Since my DH likes a little heat to his stew, I added about 1/2 jalapeno pepper.
After the stew had cooked for one hour, I added cubed potatoes and cooked for another hour. I added the frozen peas right at the end . The 2 hr. timing was perfect, although I did hold it on low for a while till dinner time.
Thank you so much for this recipe......I think I will have it engraved on my cutting board...Ha.
UPDATE..........I tried this with another stout, but it just wasn't the same. I was so disappointed and since I am going to make it again tomorrow, I bought Guinness this time. I know it will be great. ( My Irish Grandpa and his family in Ireland will be smiling)...Ha."
"Can't wait to try this. We just returned from 2 weeks in Ireland where one week was spent in Doolin. My husband must have eaten the Beef & Guinness stew every night at O'Conner's pub!"
"I've tried several recipes for Guinness stew, and this one is perfect. Good and hearty, and not too sweet! I skip the carrots because we don't prefer them, and I use shallots instead of the yellow onion (because that's what I usually have on hand), but other than that I didn't have to make any changes. It's wonderful served over boiled potatoes tossed in salt, pepper, and fresh parsley, a side of soda bread, and a generous garnish of parsley!"
"This was just okay in my opinion. The Guinness was not a recognizable flavor as the thyme and rosemary kind of overpowered. Not a recipe I will be repeating."
"We loved this - it was simple enough that my kids didn't fuss about it! I made it to use up some stout, but I will buy more so I can make it."
"This was very good. Made mostly as directed, but put in oven in a big pot covered for a few hours rather than cooking on stove. Will make again. Thanks."
"Great recipe. I made a few modifications to initial recipe- I used the whole bottle of Guiness (< 2c), 1c of beef broth, fresh rosemary instead of dried as that was what I had, about a pound of carrots, and added 5 potatoes, peeled and diced. I browned the roast initially and cooked the onions in the pan with the oil and bay leaves like the recipe stated but I then placed the whole roast in the crockpot to cook (not cut into chunks) and shredded after it cooked- just fell apart easily. I put all ingredients in the crock pot and let cook on low for 8 hours. Wonderful flavor and many compliments!! People that don't like beer even loved the taste as the guiness was not overwhelming. Thanks for a great recipe I will definitely make again!"
"I fell in complete love with this recipe. Also like Fran Kelly I went to Ireland two years ago for my anniversary and I also visited O'Connors Pub in Doolin (I highly recommend) and had the Irish Stew. I have tried so many recipes and this is by far the closest I have come. Major comfort food served with Irish Brown Bread and a Jameson and Coke=)"
"Excellent recipe. I always make a dish exactly according to the directions the first time (my pet pev is when people do not follow the recipe exactly and then give it a low rating) and make adjustments to my tastes the next time. Will make it again and again with no changes. Easy to make, very good the day it is made and FABULOUS the next day."
"Excellent recipe! Everything blends very well. I did a couple tweeks but now many. I didn't feel like wasting a 1/4 c beef stock by dumping it (I used bouillon cubes) so I added 1 tsp flour and chopped up some potatoes and put in. Also used a crock pot after browning the first five ingredients plus the flour together. All in all a great recipe. Thank you."
"This is a fantastic recipe. I made it as-is, and it was gone in an instant. From now on, I'm planning on a quadruple batch - leftover stew only gets better as those flavors blend! We've also served it over mashed potatoes and over egg noodles (nicknaming it "Irish stroganoff")."