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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with this Guinness beef stew


Get into the swing of St Patrick’s day with this Irish spin on a classic beef stew. 

Food is a fantastic way to celebrate - and this recipe makes enough to serve the whole family.

Beef in Guinness stout stew

Serves 6

1kg/ 2lb 3oz Lincolnshire Quality stewing beef

2 red onions, chopped

4 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 parsnips, peeled and chopped

2 tbsps plain flour

500ml good stout – try Guinness for a St Patrick’s day twist!

300ml beef stock

3 bay leaves

2 tbsps tomato puree

2 tbsp fresh or dried thyme

Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil


1. Heat your oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3. Warm the oil in a large lidded casserole dish and brown the meat really well in batches, then set aside.

2. Add the onion to the casserole dish and fry until softened. Add the carrots and parsnips and cook for five minutes. Then scatter over the flour and stir.

3. Tip the meat and any juices back into the dish and give it all a good stir. Pour over the beer and stock, add the herbs and the tomato puree. Bring everything to a simmer.

4. Cover with a lid and place in the oven for about 2 ½ hrs until the meat is really tender. 

You could turn this dish into an even heartier meal by serving it with a side of buttery Lincolnshire potato mash.