Recipe Recipe By Healthy Eating For Families

Guinness Beef Stew

8-10 servings

Prep Time = 15 minutes

Cooking Time = 2 ½ hour


1 teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 (3-pound) boneless, chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1½ inch cubes.

Cooking spray (optional)

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup low-sodium beef broth

2 bay leaves

1 (12-ounce) Guinness Stout

1 (10- ounce) packaged frozen pearl onions, thawed

1 (8-ounce) package baby bella mushrooms

¼ cup water

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 (14-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce

8 cups cooked whole-grain egg noodles (about 1 pound)

Chopped fresh thyme (optional)


  1. Combine dried thyme, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle over beef.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 6 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Add chopped onion, broth, bay leaves, and stout; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pearl onions and mushrooms; cook covered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine ¼ cup water and flour in small bowl. Add flour mixture and cranberry sauce to pan. Cook 5 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Serve with noodles. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Nutritional Information per Serving (3/4 cup stew and ¾ cup noodles): 479 calories, 40 grams protein, 44 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 138 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams fiber, 239 milligrams sodium