Slow cooker beef & Guinness stew

10
Total Time
5hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
5hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Olive Oil

1 tablespoons

Beef Braising Steak, Lean, raw

600 g, cut into large cubes

Guinness Original

440 ml

Beef stock cube(s)

1 cube(s)

Potato(es), Raw

400 g, cut into large chunks

Carrots, raw

200 g, cut into chunks

Celery, Raw

100 g, sliced thickly

Onion(s)

2 medium, chopped

Garlic

8 clove(s), peeled, but left whole

Thyme, Fresh

4 sprig(s)

Bay leaf, dry

1 leaf/leaves

Instructions

  1. Pour the oil into a heavy-based pan, add the meat and brown on all sides for about 5 minutes. Set aside on a plate. Add the Guinness to the pan, stirring up any sticky bits from the meat. Bring to the boil, then turn to a simmer and let it bubble until reduced to about 200ml (just under half). Crumble in the stock cube and stir to dissolve.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all the veg and place in the slow cooker. Put the browned meat and herbs on t
  3. Pour the Guinness mixture over the stew, cover and cook on low for 4–5 hours, until the meat is tender. Serve with steamed green veg, such as tenderstem broccoli or green beans.

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