Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

By: theinspiredhome.com
6-8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½-2 pounds stew meat beef or venison
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 14.9 ounce cans Guinness beer (or any dark chocolatey stout)
  • 28 ounces beef broth
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6-7 carrots chopped *see notes
  • 5 potatoes chopped *see notes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter if beef is extra fatty omit this
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup cool water

Directions:
  1. Toss stew meat in flour and brown on all sides. Add beer and broth and bring to a boil. Transfer to slow cooker (unless your slow cooker is stovetop safe).
  2. Add onion, garlic (or garlic powder), carrots, potatoes, bay leaves and butter.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk cornstarch and cool water together to form slurry. Whisk slurry into stew, boil for 2-3 minutes.