Stout beef stew recipe

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1 hr 45 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 444 kCal 22%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 4.3gg 22%

This comfort food dish is easy to make – sit back while it cooks. Serve with a scoop of mashed potato mixed with mustard.


  • 2tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1.5kg (3lb) stewing steak, trimmed of any visible fat and cut into chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 450g (1lb) carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 600ml (1 pint) beef stock
  • 440ml can Guinness
  • 2 tsp English mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F / gas mark 4). Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a large flameproof casserole dish, then add the onion and fry until softened.

  • Put the flour onto a plate and season to taste. Add the steak and coat with the flour then add the floured steak chunks to the casserole and fry until browned all over.

  • Add the bay leaves, carrots, stock and Guinness and stir. Cover and place in the oven then cook for 1 hr. Then, remove the lid and cook for a further 30 mins. Season to taste and stir the mustard into the stew. Serve piping hot with mashed potatoes and peas.

Top tip for making Stout beef stew

For a more hearty stew add some cubed potato along with the carrots. Suitable for freezing

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