Irish Beef Stew

January 31, 2010

Author Notes: Here is a simple and fool proof recipe for a traditional Irish Stew made with lots of beef, carrots, potatoes and an Irish Stout. Very easy to make and delicious on your taste-buds. We like to serve it with a loaf of crusty bread, a hearty beer and a big green salad. ChezUs

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound beef stew meat, grass fed preferably
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • sea salt, to season
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to season
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bay leave
  • 1 can Murphy’s Stout or Guinness
  • 5 cups beef stock, homemade preferably
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, large dice
  • 3 carrots, scrubbed clean, roughly diced
  • 5 yukon potatoes, scrubbed, roughly cut
  • 1 handful parsley, minced
In This Recipe


  1. Melt butter in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pat meat dry. Brown the beef.
  2. Add the garlic, sea salt, bay leaf, and cracked pepper and cook a couple minutes just to blend the ingredients.
  3. Add the tomato paste, stout and stock, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook for 5 – 6 hours.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool. Skim off any fat.
  5. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium head. Add the onion and and cook for about 5 - 10 minutes until soft.
  6. Add the carrots and potatoes to the onion and stir. Let cook for about 5 minutes and then add to the broth/meat mixture and cook over a very low heat for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours, covered.
  7. If you would like a thicker stew, then thicken with a little cornstarch before serving. Stir in the parsley.
  8. Serve. Eat.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

freckleddiva March 17, 2013
Also - when you add the veggies, do you cook the stew covered or uncovered?
Author Comment
ChezUs March 17, 2013
HI, <br />Sorry for the confusion, and very good questions. Add the bay leaf during step 2. Yes, cover when cooking the stew. <br />
freckleddiva March 17, 2013
You didn't say when to add the bayleaf. ???
Loves F. February 2, 2010
Lovely picture... and this sounds delish!