Get your Guinness… Stew that is


Guinness Beef Stew by The Hungry Goddess

St. Patrick’s Day is simply an excuse to drink more Guinness so since St. Patrick’s is coming AND we are celebrating Root Vegetables on #HGEATS, I thought this would be a perfect time to share my Guinness stew.

I began making this hearty, rich stew when I lived in London.

You do need to watch this when it is cooking – I burnt my first batch.  It was okay though, I used it as an excuse to go get more Guinness!

The Guinness imparts a smoky flavor and really elevates the flavor from a normal beef stew!  I like it with and without the dumplings.


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Get your Guinness... Stew that is
Recipe type: Stew
Cuisine: Irish
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Serves: 4-6
Perfect for winter days or to celebrate the Irish!
  • 2 pds 3 oz of chunked beef
  • 3 TB Flour
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 red onions, peeled & halved & roughly sliced
  • 2 oz pancetta or bacon chopped
  • 3 sticks celery chopped
  • small handful of rosemary leaves
  • 5 cups of Guinness or New Castle brown ale or whatever you prefer – I prefer Guinness always!
  • 2 parsnips peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled & roughly chopped
  • 4 potatoes peeled & roughly chopped
  • Green or Red peppers are optional but add a nice flavor!
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Dumplings
  • 1¾ cup of Self Raising Flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • good pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary chopped
  1. Season beef – sprinkle with flour and toss until well coated.
  2. Heat up frying pan til hot, add Olive Oil and fry beef in two batches.
  3. Transfer meat to big pot/casserole, mixing in leftover flour from plate after cooking.
  4. Put casserole on medium heat.
  5. Add onions, bacon and cook until onions are translucent and bacon has color.
  6. Add celery and rosemary. Now pour in ale, 1¼ cups of water.
  7. Add carrots, parsnips and potatoes.
  8. Bring to boil, put lid on &; simmer while making dumplings.
  9. Blitz dumpling ingredients in blender or rub between your fingers until a breadcrumb consistency.
  10. Add just enough water to make a dough and is not sticky.
  11. Divide into ping pong ball dumplings.
  12. Put dumplings into stew – dunking them under.
  13. Put lid on and cook for two hours.
  14. Taste, season to taste and serve with greens and bread. Enjoy!!
  15. (my personal note – watch your heat & beware of bottom burning! )


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  1. This looks gorgeous Kimberly!! I was wondering…could replace beef with some other meat?
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    • Kimberly Moore - The Hungry Goddess Herself says:

      Minnie – absolutely! Lamb would work beautifully and so would pork and chicken so have at it!


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