How to Make Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker
I always love making beef stew in the slow cooker, it’s just so easy and it the aroma it gives off all day cooking is amazing!
You will need to cook the beef first before you dump it into the crockpot so it gets more flavor.
This Guinness stew is delicious and is perfect to make for a cold winters night or St. Patrick’s Day!
The beef just melts in your mouth and all the veggies are so tender and flavorful. Enjoy!
Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Stout
- 1 pound stewing beef I used London Broil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 4 or 5 small red potatoes cut into pieces
- 1 medium red onion cut into pieces
- 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
- 2 celery ribs sliced
- 1 large parsnip peeled and sliced
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 bottle Guinness Stout
- 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
- In a medium frying pan, on low heat, sear both side of the stew beef. Once it is lightly seared, place the beef on the bottom of the crock pot.
- Add seasonings to the beef, and then cover with potatoes, then carrots, celery, parsnip, and onion.
- Pour the beef stock and the Guinness on top of the meat and vegetables. Cover with lid, and let cook on high for about 3-4 hours, until the meat is soft.
- Add in the cornstarch, stir, and let rest for about 20-30 minutes to thicken. You can lower heat and keep warm if necessary.