Dry Stout Beef Stew

  • Recipe TypeEntree
  • Prep Time8 hours
  • Yield8-10

St. Patrick’s Day is my second favorite holiday of the year, only behind Thanksgiving. This year, I decided to take a crack at some good ole homemade beef stew, with a dry stout flavor.


  •   8-10 red potatoes , skin on, quartered
  • 6  carrots, peeled, sliced into thick chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, cut in chunks
  • 3 bay leaves 
  • 3 pounds stew meat , cubed 
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper 
  • 1 dash garlic powder 
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz baby portabella mushrooms , halved
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce 
  • 10 3/4 oz. beef broth 
  • 1 (13 g) envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp creole seasoning 
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning 
  • (4) 12 oz. bottles/cans dry stout  


  1. Put potato, carrot, and celery chunks in the bottom of crock pot. Top with 2 bay leaves. Add one beer for the veggies to begin to soak-up the dry stout flavor.
  2. Season flour with a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder and coat the beef with the flour mixture. Heat a couple of Tbsp of olive oil over medium/high heat in a large skillet and add one bay leaf. Sauté beef in batches, just until browned. Remove and set aside. Add one bottle of dry stout while cooking beef.
  3. Add onion and garlic to the same pan and sauté over medium heat for a few minutes, then add about half the can of beef broth to deglaze, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add meat and onions to crock pot, top with mushrooms.
  5. Mix remaining beef broth with tomato sauce, onion soup mix, remaining seasonings, and add to crock pot. Pour in one bottle of dry stout.
  6. Cook 8 hours on low heat.

Craft Beer ChefDennis McGuire is the owner of the popular blog CraftBeerChef.com, a unique blog that offers craft beer food recipes, craft beer food pairings, and great brew snack pairings. The Craft Beer Chef also enjoys hosting beer tasting events for new people to the craft beer scene. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dennis enjoys hanging out with his family, home brewing, and Philly sports. You can follow him on Twitter @CraftBeerChef.