Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

This Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew is cooked low and slow for 8 hours until the meat is fall apart tender! The Guinness adds so much flavor to the stew! It’s the perfect meal to serve for St Patrick’s Day or year round!

Looking for more St Patty’s Day Recipes? Then give my Corned Beef Hash or my Cabbage Rolls a try!

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew in white bowl

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

Is there anything more comforting than Beef Stew? To me it’s the ultimate comfort food. Tender beef chuck roast cooked low and slow in beef broth and Guinness. The chuck roast comes out super tender and melts in your mouth. It’s warm, comforting and hearty.

To add extra flavor I sear the meat before adding it to the slow cooker. I like to do this in two batches to ensure the pan does not get overcrowded. Browning the meat gives it a nice caramelization and helps to keep the juices inside the meat.

I also add in onions, carrots, celery, garlic and potatoes. Everything gets added to the slow cooker and cooked on low for 8 hours. You can set it before you go to work and come home to a delicious home cooked meal!

Serve this Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew over mashed potatoes or rice with a sprinkle of parsley for garnish. I also recommend having some crusting bread for dipping in the delicious broth!

Looking for more Beef Recipes? Then give my Swedish Beef Meatballs a try!

spooning Guinness stew out of the slow cooker

How to make Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

  • Coat the Beef: Add the cubed beef, flour, salt and pepper to a large ziplock bag. Toss to coat.

tossing cubed chuck roast and cornstarch in large ziplock bag

  • Caramelize: Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Brown the beef in two batches until caramelized and golden brown.

resting browned chuck roast on small white plate

  • Add ingredients to slow cooker: Add the beef to the slow cooker along with the vegetables, potatoes, beef broth, beer, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce.

adding all of the ingredients to the crockpot

  • Cook on low for 8 hours or until the beef is tender.

spooning crockpot beef Guinness stew

  • Serve: Serve immediately and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving of Guinness Beef Stew in white bowl topped with fresh parsley

Tips for making Guinness Beef Stew

  • Brown your beef: Searing beef in a hot pan gives the beef a nice caramelization and adds a nice richness and flavor to the final dish. I definitely recommend not skipping this step!
  • Yukon potatoes: I love using Yukon gold potatoes in my stew. They hold up really well after a long day of cooking.
  • Larger dice: I recommend cutting your vegetables into larger cuts. This helps the veggies stay together after 8 hours of cooking and not get too mushy.
  • Freeze: This Crockpot Guinness Beef Stew freezes really well. I love to make a double batch of this recipe and freeze the leftovers. It can also be made ahead of time and frozen raw in a large ziplock bag. When you are ready to eat simply place in the slow cooker and cook as directed. It can also be cooked from frozen in the slow cooker. Just make sure to add an extra hour or two.
  • Beer: Feel free to use your favorite stout in this recipe. Guinness just happens to be our favorite!

stew in crockpot topped with fresh chopped parsley

Can this be made in the Instant Pot?

Absolutely! Brown the beef as directed in the Instant pot under SAUTE then add in the remaining ingredients. Cook for 35 minutes on HIGH and serve!

How to thicken the stew?

If you would prefer to have a thicker stew you can mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. Transfer some of the liquid to a small saucepan and slowly whisk in the cornstarch. Simmer until thickened and add back to the slow cooker and stir to combine!

spooning beef stew out of slow cooker

What to serve with Guinness Beef Stew

using a fork to pick up a piece of beef

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Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew. Super tender melt in your mouth chuck roast cooked low and slow for 8 hours!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chuck roast cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, large dice
  • 3 celery stalks, large dice
  • 3 carrots, large dice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 14.9 ounce Guinness beer
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb potatoes halved or quartered depending on size
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Images:
  • Add the cubed beef, flour, salt and pepper to a large ziplock bag. Toss to coat.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
    Brown the beef in two batches until caramelized and golden brown.
  • Add the beef to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
    Serve immediately and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew
Amount per Serving
Calories
437
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
440
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
1161
mg
33
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Vitamin A
 
5205
IU
104
%
Vitamin C
 
14
mg
17
%
Calcium
 
74
mg
7
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Easy Recipe, Guinness Beef Stew, Slow Cooker, Stew

 

 

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  • Michelle

    I made this this evening, but it had a little bit of an odd taste to it …. I would love a hint to almost ‘sweeten it up’ a little at the end.

    However, it’s delicious, and made with Irish mashed potatoes, my kids ate everything! I also added some mushrooms …. could that have been the fault for the odd taste?

    • Hi Michelle,

      I am so sorry to hear about the odd taste. That really surprises me. It could be a bit of bitterness from the Guinness not from the mushrooms. I would add a bit of brown sugar maybe 2 tablespoons to sweeten it up a bit.

      Thanks for your feedback!

      Kelley

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