Traditional Irish Beef Stew

Traditional Irish Beef Stew


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This traditional Irish beef stew needs to be enjoyed at least once during the winter. Mixed with an assortment of vegetables, you'll fall in love with an easy and delicious dinner.

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Time needed

7-8 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 2 lb. beef, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 white onion, cut into 1" chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 C. beef broth
  • 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 (12-oz.) can stout beer
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs. cold water
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch

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Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss beef cubes with flour to coat and then fry in skillet until browned. Place carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker. Place browned meat on top. Mix together the beef broth and tomato paste and pour into the slow cooker along with the beer. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. For last hour, mix cornstarch with water. Stir into broth. Simmer on high for a few minutes to thicken sauce.

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