irish beef stew

Irish Beef Stew

A hearty, comforting beef stew with all of the flavors of Ireland. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Classic Irish Beef Stew, Hearty Irish Beef Stew, Irish Beef and Guinness Stew, Irish Beef Stew, Irish Stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 231 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 lb lean stew meat
  • 10.5 oz can Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 10.5 oz can Beefy Mushroom Soup
  • 7 carrots peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 4 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 heaping tbsp tomato paste
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 1 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion


  1. Add the olive oil to a six quart or larger Dutch Oven or stock pot and heat the oil on medium high heat until hot but not smoking. 

  2. Add in the stew meat and cook about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until meat is cooked through and browned.

  3. Reduce heat to low and add in all other remaining ingredients. 

  4. Stir well to combine and place the lid on the pot.

  5. Simmer on low heat for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. 

  6. Once cooked, ladle the stew in bowls to cool slightly before serving and enjoy!  

Recipe Notes

Some side items that pair wonderfully with this stew are: crackers, Irish Soda Bread, French bread, cornbread, sourdough bread, a small cheese board with cheese, crackers, olives, and grapes.