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Servings: 8

Total Time: 3.5 hours

This beer and beef stew means business. Perfect for a snowy winter week and certainly worth the wait in the slow cooker. 

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew


  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish; add beef pieces.
  2. Toss to coat each piece evenly.
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet; cook and stir coated beef, working in batches, until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes per batch.
  4. Transfer cooked beef to a slow cooker.
  5. Add potato and carrots.
  6. Cook onion in the same skillet used for beef until golden, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add beer and garlic; bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  8. Scrape browned bits from bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon and pour onion mixture into the slow cooker.
  9. Add beef broth, thyme and bay leaves into the slow cooker.
  10. Cook on low until beef is tender, about 3 hours.
  11. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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