Stout Beef Stew

    6 hours 30 minutes

    This is one of my favourite easy beef stew dinners! The stout beer really adds a dimension to the flavour. Serve with mashed potatoes.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1kg beef stew meat, cut into cubes
    • 500g carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
    • 1 white onion, cut into large chunks
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 cups (500g) beef stock
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 375ml stout beer
    • 1 tablespoon cold water
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:6hours  ›  Ready in:6hours30min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Toss beef cubes with flour to coat then fry in the hot oil until browned. Place the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Mix together the beef stock and tomato paste and pour into the slow cooker along with the beer.
    2. Cover and cook on High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours. During the last hour before serving dissolve the cornflour in cold water and then stir into the broth. Simmer on the High setting for a few minutes to thicken.

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    The meat melts in your mouth it's yummy with a capital Y  -  08 Jan 2016


    Made this in the slow cooker and added celery and swede.. great recipe.  -  07 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We have just finished this stew, I was going to take a picture but it didn't last long enough for that! I took other reviewers advice and added spices. I added about two tablespoons of rosemary, a tsp of garlic, tsp of parsley, salt and pepper, a teeeny sprinkle of thyme and a half teaspoon of italian seasoning.Thank you for the recipe Oh also...I kinda started it wrong. I cooked the meat as said, and then I put it in water with four oxo cubes...then let it all soak for about an hr on low heat since I was cooking it on the stove. then I added my potatoes I used baby new potatoes so I didn't have to peel (ha!) then I mixed the tomato paste with some water and another oxo cube, then added it to the stew then finally added the can of beer. Will defo...DEFO be making this again. Thank you again!  -  24 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)