Guinness Beef Stew in a Crock Pot

Recipe by c.walsh
READY IN: 8hrs 40mins




  • Put potato, carrot, and celery chunks in the bottom of crock pot. Top with 2 bay leaves.
  • Season flour with a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder and coat the beef with the flour mixture. Heat a couple of tbsp of olive oil over med-high heat in a large skillet and add 1 bay leaf. Sauté beef in batches, just until browned.(It took me about 3 batches in a 12" skillet). Add more oil to pan as necessary for each batch. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onion and garlic to the same pan and sauté over med heat for a few minutes, then add about half the can of beef broth to deglaze, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. (That's Flavor!).
  • Add meat and onions to crock pot, top with mushrooms.
  • Mix remaining beef broth with tomato sauce, onion soup mix, remaining seasonings, and add to crock pot. Pour in most of bottle of beer (whatever fits, I had a few sips left for me).
  • Cook 8 hours on low heat. Stir in frozen peas when done, they'll heat up on their own.
  • Serve with crusty French bread!
  • *Tony Chachere's and Mrs. Dash are my "go-to" seasonings for everything. You can use your favorite if these are not available.