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Crockpot Guinness Beef Stew

A traditional beef stew chock full of simple 'peasant' vegetables this slow cooked version gets a flavorful infusion from tangy Guinness stout. It's a stew that is meant to be savored and fill you up as it warms you from the inside out.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup, Stew
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6
Calories: 612kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lbs beef or lamb stewing meat cubed
  • 6 cups potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup turnips peeled and cubed (optional)
  • 3 cups carrots sliced or diced
  • 2 cups onions diced
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Guinness or other stout beer
  • 2 tsp dry thyme
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1/3 cup parsley leaves minced

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in large skillet, brown meat in small batches and place in the crockpot.
  • Over medium heat add onions to skillet and 1/4 cup water, stir scrapping up bits from bottom of pan and cook 5-6 minutes, or until onions soften.
  • Add spices and beer, bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add potatoes, turnips, carrots, and barley to crockpot.
  • Add broth to the crockpot.
  • Add onion mixture and stir well.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours, high for 3 hours.
  • Remove Bay leaves and Serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 2159mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11004IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 13mg