Irish Stout Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) package dry beef stew seasoning mix
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ (15 ounce) can Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®), or more if needed
  • 1 cup water, or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes, onion, garlic, green beans, and tomato paste in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with stew seasoning and pour beef broth over top. Mix in stew seasoning and Worcestershire sauce.

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  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Step 3

    Place flour on a plate and add seasoned salt. Coat stew meat in the flour mixture then brown in the hot skillet, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. Add browned meat directly to the slow cooker.

  • Step 4

    Add stout beer to the slow cooker and water, if necessary, to bring the liquid even with the ingredients so nothing dries out.

  • Step 5

    Cook on High until meat is tender and potatoes are soft, about 6 hours.

  • Cook's Note:

    You can add numerous veggies to this recipe: celery, carrots, green beans, etc.

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