This is a modified recipe from one that a friend gave me. This is perfect if you love stew, and the beer is in no way overpowering. It makes the beef nice and tender, in fact you can cut the beef with your spoon. I prefer the potatoes unpeeled, and for carrots I've used baby carrots instead of 3 regular carrots sliced, which works good too. Enjoy with a nice glass of Guinness. I suggest not substituting the Guinness for another beer in this recipe, I've tried it with Blue Moon and it does not work. And use regular Guinness from the bottle, or tap if you're lucky, not Extra Stout or from the can.