Guinness Beef Stew

Serving Size

  • 32 8 oz servings 


  • Bacon, cut into thin strips, crosswise 
  • Chuck Roast, or other Stew Type, cut in 1 ½” cubes 
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Tomato Paste 
  • Onion, 1″ dice 
  • Guinness Stout, or other favorite microbrew 
  • Chef’s Companion, Brown Gravy, Prepared 
  • Oil 
  • Garlic, minced 
  • Cabbage, cut into 1″ squares 
  • Mushrooms, quartered 
  • Potatoes, diced 1″
  • Carrots, diced 1″ (Or oblique cut) 
  • Parsnip or Turnip, diced 1″
  • Bay Leaf 
  • Thyme, fresh or 1 Tbsp dry, chopped


  • 8 oz 
  • 10 lb 

  • Season 
  • 6 oz 
  • 2 lb 
  • 1 qt 
  • 2 qt
  • ½ cup 
  • ½ cup 
  • 12 oz 
  • 12 oz 
  • 12 oz 
  • 12 oz 
  • 12 oz 
  • 3 ea 
  • 1 bunch 


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, brown bacon and remove.
  2. Season Diced Beef with salt and pepper and sear in bacon fat about 8 minutes – may need to add a little oil. Do not over crowd! May need to do in 2 batches. Remove beef. 
  3. Add onion and tomato paste and cook until onion starts to brown about 10 minutes. Do not burn! Add Garlic. 
  4. Deglaze with Guinness and scrape up all the brown bits. 
  5. Add back beef, and Chef’s Companion Brown Gravy, bring to boil, and down to simmer. Put lid on and cook on low 1 hour. 
  6. Add vegetables and herbs and cook covered another 30 minutes to 1 hour until beef in fork tender. 
  7. Remove bay leaf, and serve in bowl. Season to taste and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired. 

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