Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew recipe

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 8 hours

Stout and plenty of tomato puree give this beef stew a wonderfully rich flavour. Serve it with some colcannon or some buttered new potatoes.


  • 900g beef stewing steak, cubed
  • 3 tbsp. plain flour
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 450g carrots, chopped into chunks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 potatoes, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 175g tomato puree
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 330ml Irish stout beer
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour dissolved in 1 tbsp. cold water
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Toss steak in flour, salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large frying pan and add the steak in batches, frying until browned.

  2. Layer carrots, onion, potatoes and garlic in a slow cooker. Top with the beef. Mix tomato puree, stock and beer, then pour over the beef and veggies. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours. For the last hour of cooking, add the dissolved corn flour, stirring well to combine.

This stew is delicious as it is, but you might want to add some thyme or fresh rosemary to give it extra flavour. Recipe serves 6-8.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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