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Slow cooker beef & Guinness stew

Points® value
Total Time
5 hr 15 min
15 min
5 hr


Olive Oil

1 tablespoon(s)

Beef Braising Steak, Lean, raw

600 g, cut into large cubes

Stout (Guinness)

440 ml

Beef stock cube(s)

1 cube(s)

Potatoes, Raw

400 g, cut into large chunks

Carrots, raw

200 g, cut into chunks

Celery, Raw

100 g, sliced thickly


2 medium, chopped


8 clove(s), peeled, but left whole

Thyme, Fresh

4 sprig(s)

Bay leaf, dry

1 leaf/leaves


  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.