Guinness Lamb Stew

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This hearty stew combines Guinness with lamb for a rich and tasty Irish Stew.

Guinness Lamb Stew - a tasty Irish stew that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day with lamb, potatoes and carrot in a riich Guinness sauce

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I usually see recipes for Guinness Stew with beef, but Guinness Lamb Stew is more traditionally Irish and it tastes great too.  The stew is better with a long slow simmering, so I like to add the potatoes and carrots for only the last 45 minutes, so they don’t get over cooked.

A bowl of Guinness Lamb Stew with carrots and parsley.

The stew makes a great dinner for St. Patrick’s Day, and it goes perfectly with the Guinness Bread recipe I posted last week.

4.85 from 13 votes

Guinness Lamb Stew

Published By Anne
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless leg of lamb cubed
  • 2 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 cups Guinness Stout
  • 1 1/1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • parsley to garnish


  • Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add lamb and cook until brown on all sides.
  • Sprinkle lamb with flour and mix well.
  • Add onion, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the Guinness, tomato paste, beef broth, bay leaf and Dijon mustard and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Stir in the potato and carrot, cover and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with parsley.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 825mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Guinness lamb stew in a bowl.


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8 thoughts on “Guinness Lamb Stew”

  1. 5 stars
    I cook (bake mostly) with Guinness a lot but I’ve never tried a stew. This time of year is perfect for some home cooked, hearty, stew and yours looks so colorful and delicious!


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