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Beef and Guinness Stew

This traditional Irish dish is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Made with hearty beef, potatoes, carrots, and of course, Guinness beer, this stew is rich and comforting. The slow cooking process allows all the flavours to meld together, creating a delicious and satisfying meal which will sham-rock your taste buds!


  • 1,2kg beef sirloin (cubed)
  • 1 large onion (chopped in chunks)
  • 45ml Banhoek Chilli Oil
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 5 cloves of garlic (chopped in chunks)
  • 60ml flour
  • 237ml water
  • 1Lt beef or vegetable stock
  • 500ml Guinness stout
  • 227g tomato paste
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped in chunks)
  • 3 carrots (chopped in chunks)
  • 700g baby potatoes (cut in half)
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika


  • In a large enough pot, heat the oil and brown the beef cubes in batches. It is important to not crowd the pot as the beef will then steam and not sear.
  • Once the beef cubes are browned, add them all back to the pot with the butter and onion. Cook until caramelised.
  • Then add the flour and stir until all the flour is mixed into the mixture. Stir in the water, stock, beer and tomato paste.
  • Reduce the heat, and let the pot simmer for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • After 2 hours, add all the spices and vegetables to the pot, stir and then leave the pot to simmer for another hour or until the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve with either rice, pasta or freshly baked ciabatta and drizzle some extra Banhoek Chilli Oil over the top to sham-rock your tastebuds! 🍀🌶️