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Irish beef stew, slow cooked and made with carrots and peas. Serve over your favorite mashed potatoes and you have a great comfort meal!

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew

There is nothing better than a big bowl of stew. Even if it is spring.

Spring in Michigan is really hit-or-miss and some days it's cold and about 30-40 degrees and some day's it's 70+ degrees outside. So on the cold days, I still like to make some comfort food and cozy on the couch with my favorite shows and a big bowl of soup, stew, or chili. Who doesn't?

Irish Beef Stew

Recently, this bowl of stew just hit the spot. I took my daughter to school and it was snow flurrying outside.. seriously. It's the middle of April.

So this is what I ended up making for an early dinner. We served it over a bed of my homemade mashed potatoes (I'll have to post the recipe eventually) and it was definitely what was needed on that crazy-snowy-chilly-day.

Irish Beef Stew

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb stew meat cut into large cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup dark stout beer
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup peas


  1. Heat olive oil in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Season cubed beef with salt and pepper and add to stockpot, cooking until evenly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add carrot, garlic, and onion to stockpot, cooking until tender and onion is translucent.
  3. Add tomato paste and stir until combined. Whisk in beef broth, beer, parsley and thyme. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 90 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, combine melted butter and flour. Add mixture to stockpot until thickened then add peas and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately either plain or over mashed potatoes.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I'd love to see your creations!

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