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Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb lean beef stew meat
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 large yukon golden potatoes, largely diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 large parsnips, peeled and diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 11.2 fluid ounce bottle Guinness Extra Stout
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Turn slow cooker on*.
  2. In a large bowl, toss beef together with salt, pepper, and flour to coat. Add to the pan and cook until all sides of the chunks are browned (about 8 minutes).
  3. While beef is browning, add potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onion, garlic and tomato paste to the slow cooker. Stir to coat.
  4. Add browned beef, beef broth, and Guinness to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  5. Cook for 3-4 hours on high, 8-10 hours on low. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with a pint of Guinness.


I use a 5 quart slow cooker. Make sure to check the size of yours and adjust any slow cooker recipe accordingly!