Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Guinness Stew

September  5, 2012
5 Ratings
Photo by Cooking Light
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

This is a very hearty and flavorful stew. Thick and yummy, just what is needed on a fall or winter night!

(This can also be cooked on the stove top. Just adjust cooking time.)

Granny G

What You'll Need
  • 8-10 Red Potatoes, skin on, quartered
  • 6 Carrots, peeled and sliced into think chunks
  • 2 Stalks Celery, cut into chunks
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 3 pounds Stew Meat, cubed (I use Bison but chuck is ok)
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 1 dash Garlic Powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 4 Large Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces Baby Portabella Mushrooms, halved
  • 16 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 10 3/4 ounces Beef Broth
  • 1 (13g) Lipton Beef Onion Soup Mix (or just Onion soup mix is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Herb Seasoning (Mrs Dash)
  • 12 ounces Guinness Beer
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  1. Put potato, carrot, and celery chunks in the bottom of crock pot. Top with 2 bay leaves.
  2. 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. Saute 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.
  3. Add onion and garlic to the same pan and saute 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!).
  4. Add meat and onions to crock pot, top with mushrooms.
  5. Mix remaining beef broth with tomato sauce, onion soup mix, remaining seasonings, and add to crock pot. Pour in most of bottle of beer
  6. Cook 8 hours on low heat. Stir in frozen peas when done, they'll heat up on their own.
  7. Serve with crusty French bread!

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6 Reviews

Analida B. January 25, 2018
Guinness has such a nice rich flavor combination to add to a stew along with that nice dark broth. SO tasty! I have a favorite dutch oven version here:
Maritza C. July 11, 2013
Made this last night, great family loved it!
Gseghi November 29, 2012
Making this right NOW. Excited. Using grass fed beef though, curious how much I should cut the cooking time down by, since grass fed cooks faster.
Granny G. September 24, 2012
I would think pork or chicken would be good. Enjoy!
LaReine September 20, 2012
Looks yummy! Any suggestions for those who don't eat red meat?
Granny G. September 24, 2012
I would think pork would be the best but chicken could always be used. Enjoy!