Beef in Guinness

Another British classic.  Probably one of the easiest ever stews.  And absolutely delicious!  Made this for hubby after a hard days graft fitting the new bathroom and he certainly wasn’t disappointed!


  • 15g butter
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 800g stewing steak, cut into 5cm cubes
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 200g button mushrooms, halved
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 300ml or one can of Guinness
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1tsp soft dark brown sugar

My photo doesn’t do this stew justice. It’s delightful. You have to try it!


  1. Heat the butter in a large flameproof casserole dish
  2. Cook the meat for 10 minutes or until brown all over
  3. Remove the meat from the dish with a slotted spoon and set aside
  4. Add the onions and mushrooms and fry until soft
  5. Season to taste, add the flour and stir until the flour absorbs the fat
  6. Return the meat to the pan.
  7. Pour in the stout and add the bay leaves and sugar. Stir well
  8. Cover and cook in a preheated oven at 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4 for about 2.5hours or until the meat is tender. Stirring half way.

Serve with potato dauphinoise, carrots and courgettes sautéed in butter and brown sugar. Yum.

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