Sunday Supper – Guinness beef stew

Salutations! It’s another chilly day here at Cottage Fix, and I’m craving a hearty warm supper. It always makes me feel all cozy to have a pot simmering on the stove top. I just can’t seem get in the mood for salad when there’s snow out there, it doesn’t seem right. This is one of my favorite kind of recipes, an easy one-pot beauty layered with the flavors of herbs, root vegetables, and beer – Guinness beer that is. It does seem to make a difference what kind of beer is used. Served with warm cornbread, it makes the perfect dish for a Sunday supper. Cottage Fix - Guinness beef stew

Guinness beef stew 

  • 1 1/2 – 2  pounds stew beef such as chuck cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Guinness drought beer
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic ( I use the squeezy tube kind)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 new potatoes chopped
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • salt  and pepper to taste

Cottage Fix - Guinness beef stew and cornbreadIn a large stock pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Now season the meat with salt and pepper and get it nice and brown on all sides, you may need to do this in batches if your pot’s not big enough. When your meat is almost done add the onions and cook a couple of minutes until soft. Add in the garlic and Worcestershire sauce and cook one minute more.  Deglaze the pan with beer and bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and cook covered for one hour.

After the meat has been cooking for about an hour, stir in the flour. Add in the beef stock, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, and thyme. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for an hour stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cottage Fix - Guinness beef stewI topped mine with sour cream because I haven’t been getting in enough calories lately. Grin.

xoxo Sally


8 thoughts on “Sunday Supper – Guinness beef stew

  1. Lorraine

    HI Sally this sounds delicious…..we are in the same boat or should I say sled ? it snowed again last nite here on cape cod another 5 plus and its still snowing..I have a cook book ” greens” and they have 2 warm salads I esp love the warm broccoli salad and make it alot …you can probably find it on line. stay warm almost spring – somewhere out there I hope !


    1. sally Post author

      Yum! I love the idea of a warm salad – that does sound so delicious and healthy!

  2. Kathy

    This looks delicious. So warm and inviting for these cold nights. By the way love the cornbread!
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Margie

    Yum, too bad I didn’t see this yesterday when I was snowed in, but this could be great for my company this weekend 🙂

  4. Julie

    This recipe looks amazing, Sally! I am definitely going to try it. We have temps in the 50’s and 60’s for the next week, but here in Nebraska we are sure to get more cold weather before Spring stays for good.

  5. Vickie

    Looks yummy! I’ve made several pots of beef stew during our very long cold spell and it sure hits the spot! As much as I like hot soups and stews, I hope we’re all well on our way to salad eating days ahead. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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