Guinness Stout Beef Stew - Crock Pot

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“I got this recipe from my girlfriend. She swears, this is the only recipe you will ever need. The addition of the semi-sweet chocolate chips mellows out the bitterness of the beer. Serve with some crusty bread & salad and you're golden! I have successfully halved the recipe. I add halved white button mushrooms the last hour. Cooking time depends on your crock pot setting: LOW= 8-10 hours, HIGH= 4-5 hours.”
4hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large ziplock bag, mix 1/4 cup of flour with salt, pepper. Add the beef, toss to coat.
  2. Heat 1/2 oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add beef. Do not crowd the skillet. Brown in batches about 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside.
  3. After all the meat cubes are browned, add remaining oil and flour. Cook for a a couple minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste. A flour paste will form.
  4. Add 1/2 bottle of Guinness to the flour, to make a roux. Whisk to bring up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Add all the veggies to the crock pot. Add the roux, stir to coat.
  6. Add the meat, remaining Guinness, beef stock, chocolate chips, Demi-glace if using,.
  7. Cover and slow cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, HIGH for 4-5 hours.
  8. If your gravy is too thin, remove the lid and cook on high for 20 minutes. If too thick, add some water or stock/broth. Check seasonings > salt & pepper, add as needed.
  9. Top with parsley and serve.

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