Irish Beef and Guinness Stew with Dumplings


June 24, 2018

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew with Dumplings 5 0 5 1

A delicious stew that sticks to your sides! The whole family will love it. Miss 2's favourite part was the dumplings but the hidden juicy fluffy whole potatoes really make it! Yum

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 20 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6-8 bowls



500gm chuck steak/gravy beef sliced

1 soup pack from woolies (3carrots, 1 potato, 1turnip, 1onion, 1parnsip, 3 celery sticks) sliced into chunks

6 whole baby potatoes pierced with fork

1tbs garlic

2tbs pearl barley

2cups beef stock

1cup chicken stock

1cup Guinness stout

1/2 TBS rosemary

1/2 TBS thyme

1-2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper

1tub tomato paste

2tbs cornflour and 2tbs water for thickening


1cup SR flour

2tbs butter room temp

50ml water

50ml milk




2Brown onion, garlic and meat (optional)

3Add chopped veggies and pearl barley

4Add liquids

5Add whole baby potatoes (push down under liquid)

6Add salt and pepper, rosemary and thyme.

7Cook on low for 4.5 hrs then add dumplings and cook for a further 1.5 hrs on low


1rub together sifted SR flour and butter until it resembles crumbs

2Make a well and add water and milk and mix together (should be fairly sticky)

3divide mixture into golf balls sized amounts and drop into stew evenly spaced apart

4Put a teatowel under the lid and cook for 1.5hrs on low

Submitted by Shannen Edge


5 Reviews

Leanne Clarke

August 18, 2020

Absolutely loved this one, a big hit with my husband and tasted great as leftovers for lunch the next day …

Frith Palenski

August 4, 2019

Ok so no-one replied 🤣 but I carried on anyway, didn’t use the corn flour to thicken it at all and it was lovely as is including the dumplings! Thanks for the recipe.

Michele Boucaut

August 1, 2019

Are the herbs fresh or dried please?


August 1, 2019

I think I did it before I added the dumplings but you could always do it after, just remove all the dumplings first then thicken if you’re going to do it after 🙂 hope that helps

Frith Palenski

August 1, 2019

When should I thicken this? It doesn’t say when to add the corn flour… before the dumplings? Or after? Thanjs!

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