Cynthia’s Quick Irish Stew

Here’s a hearty good Irish Stew you can make in just 30 minutes!


  • stew meat, beef or lamb cubed 1.5 lbs
  • flour 1/2 cup
  • salt and pepper couple of tbs each
  • oil
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • onion, chopped in big pieces
  • carrots and peas – you can use fresh and chop or save some time by using a bag of frozen peas and carrots.
  • beef broth, 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans or prepared beef bouillon (cubes)  OR prepared dry onion soup equal to 2.5 – 3 cups

AND the most important ingredient

  • 1 (11 ounce) Guinness stout


  • Mix flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. You can put a little dry onion soup in there too….  Coat the stew meat in the flour mixture, reserving the rest of the flour when done.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick stock pot. Brown meat on all sides.
  • Add potatoes, onion, carrots and remaining flour. Stir and cook until vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add your prepared beef broth or onion soup and the Guinness.
  • Simmer at least 15-20 minutes, or longer if desired.
  • Add peas just before serving, stir to warm them up.

Delicious when served with warm crusty bread and butter!

Here’s the printable pdf:

Cynthia’s Quick Irish Stew