Slow Cooker Irish Stew Recipe

Discover the comforting richness of our Slow Cooker Irish Stew, a recipe that truly highlights the warmth of traditional Irish cooking. This stew, brimming with tender chunks of meat, root vegetables, and a flavorful broth, is perfect for those chilly evenings or any time you’re seeking a satisfying, hearty meal. The slow cooker does most of the work, infusing the stew with deep flavors and tenderizing the ingredients to perfection, while you carry on with your day. Our Slow Cooker Irish Stew is not just a meal, but a celebration of homely cooking and hearty eating.

Slow Cooker Irish Stew Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes


  1. 1.5 pounds of beef stew meat, cut into chunks
  2. Salt and pepper to taste
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  6. 4 cups beef broth
  7. 2 cups diced potatoes
  8. 2 cups sliced carrots
  9. 1 cup diced celery
  10. 1 cup of Guinness stout
  11. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  12. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  13. 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. Season the beef chunks with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then brown the beef chunks on all sides. Transfer the browned beef to the slow cooker.
  3. In the same skillet, sauté the onion and garlic until they’re soft and fragrant, then transfer them to the slow cooker.
  4. Add the beef broth, diced potatoes, sliced carrots, diced celery, Guinness stout, tomato paste, and dried thyme to the slow cooker.
  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook the stew on low for 8 hours.
  6. Stir in the cornstarch and water mixture during the last hour of cooking to thicken the stew.
  7. Serve the Slow Cooker Irish Stew hot, with a side of crusty bread if desired.

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 900mg

Enjoy the tradition and comfort of our Slow Cooker Irish Stew, a simple, hearty meal that’s sure to satisfy the whole family.