Sous vide Guinness beef stew is your perfect comfort food meal for a cold night.

Irish stew

What is Irish Beef and Guinness Stew?

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is a classic dish from Ireland, known for its rich, hearty flavors and tender, slow-cooked meat. The stew combines chunks of beef, usually chuck or brisket, with vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and onions. What sets this stew apart is the inclusion of Guinness stout, a dark Irish beer that adds a unique depth of flavor. The beer’s maltiness and slight bitterness complement the savory beef, creating a thick, robust sauce as it simmers.

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is often served as a warming, comforting meal during the colder months. It’s typically accompanied by Irish soda bread or buttered mashed potatoes for dipping into the rich sauce. This dish is not just a staple of Irish cuisine but also a popular choice for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world, showcasing the flavors of Ireland.

Another classic St. Patrick Day food: Corned Beef

Best Way to Cook Guinness Irish Stew

Typically, this stew spends hours simmering on the stove or baking in the oven at low heat. However, we decided to shake things up and try making our Guinness stew with a sous vide cooking technique, and the results were impressive.

By cooking the stew sous vide, we submerged it in water and kept it at a precise temperature for almost 24 hours. This approach might sound a bit high-tech, but it had a huge payoff. Instead of drying out, the meat and vegetables retained all their moisture, becoming even more tender than we thought possible. Every bite was melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Sous vide might sound complicated, but it’s actually easy, especially if you’re using the Typhur Sous Vide Station, the world’s first all-in-one sous vide machine. This comprehensive sous vide cooker not only includes a recipe for Guinness beef stew but also offers 50 additional recipes, allowing you to follow along step by step on its large 12.3-inch screen. Plus, if you’re new to sous vide cooking, you won’t need to buy any extra gadgets. The Typhur sous vide station is ready to go right out of the box (Packaged with a circulator tower, sous vide container, vacuum bag, vacuum sealer, and snap weight).

Sous vide guinness beef stew

Meat in Guinness Stew

Traditionally, Guinness Stew originates from Ireland, where lamb is often the meat of choice. However, as the popularity of Guinness Stew has spread across the globe, regional adaptations have emerged, including in places like Australia and North America. In these regions, beef has become the more common choice for making Guinness Stew.

For this recipe, we’re working with beef chuck roast. You’ll want to cut it into cubes that are about 1-1.5 inches in size. This is the sweet spot for ensuring that each piece is substantial enough to slowly tenderize and absorb flavors without falling apart too quickly during the long cooking process.

How to Sous Vide Guinness Beef Stew (Ingredients and Instructions)

Sous-vide Guinness Beef Stew

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 people
Calories 3043 kcal



For Sous Vide Cooking

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 48 oz Beef Chuck Roast
  • as needed Kosher Salt
  • as needed Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • as needed Unsalted Butter
  • 4.2 oz Celery cut into small cubes
  • 4.2 oz Yellow Onion cut into small cubes
  • 4.2 oz Carrot cut into small cubes
  • 6 Garlic Clove
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme or Rosemary
  • 1.4 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 1/2 cup Beef Stock
  • 1 can Guinness Beer
  • as needed Corn Starch 50g water 25g corn starch



Calories: 3043kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 274gFat: 199gSaturated Fat: 75gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 110gTrans Fat: 9gCholesterol: 939mgSodium: 2315mgPotassium: 6542mgFiber: 10gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 21355IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 434mgIron: 32mg

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)