Healthy Guinness Beef Stew

Perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any cold winter night, this healthy Guinness Beef Stew is a hearty meal sure to warm you up from the inside out.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Beef, Healthier, Stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Kelli


  • 2 lb boneless chuck roast cut into 1-in cubes
  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter or cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour will not use all of it
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Cups Low-sodium chicken stock (or homemade beef stock)
  • 1 Cup Coffee strong-brewed
  • 1 1/2 cans Guinness (total of 22.35 ounces)
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp dried Thyme
  • Black Pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 lb Carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 head Cauliflower cut into individual florets


  • Place 1/2 Tbs butter or cooking oil in a cast iron or regular skillet and melt on medium heat.
  • Dredge 1/2 of the beef in flour and brown in prepared skillet. Remove and add another 1/2 Tbs of butter or oil and repeat with remaining beef. Remove and set aside.
  • In a large soup pot, place last tablespoon of butter or oil and add in shallot and garlic. Saute until shallot is translucent. Add in tomato paste and cocoa powder. Let bubble for 1 minute.
  • Slowly stir in broth, beer, coffee, and worcestershire sauce. Carefully add in beef.
  • Add in thyme and pepper, then bring stew to a boil. Once boiling, cover pot and reduce heat. Let stew simmer for 1 hour.
  • Uncover and add in carrots. Bring stew back to a boil, and leave boiling for 50 minutes (this will help to evaporate some of the liquid).
  • Next, add in cauliflower, cover, and let simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  • Finally, uncover stew and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
  • You can serve the stew now, or let it cool down a bit by placing it on low for another 10-15 minutes.


For a shorter cooking time, see notes in post above. Nutrition for 1/8 of recipe: 264 calories, 12 g fat, 18 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 25 g protein
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