Irish Steak and Guinness Casserole

Irish Steak and Guinness Casserole



Irish Steak & Guinness Casserole

Prep Time
20 mins

Cook Time
3 hr

Total Time
3 hr 20 mins


Casserole is my ultimate comfort food, and here's my favorite: steak and Guinness (thank me later 😉 )


Main Course

Servings: 4

  • 500
    Braising steak
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 500ml
  • 2
    Garlic Cloves
  • 2
    Beef Stock Cubes

  1. Peel and chop your carrots, chop your onions, and crush the garlic

  2. Heat oil in a heavy pan, and add the onion and carrot, sauté on low/medium until onions are clear and carrots slightly charred

  3. Whilst your carrot and onion are cooking, cut your steak into small, lean chunks

  4. Once your onions and carrots are lightly cooked, remove from the pan and set aside

  5. Add your steak chunks into the same pan you cooked the vegetables in and turn the heat up to high, your aim here is to lightly brown the meat, but not cook through

  6. After a minute, add the garlic and reduce the heat to low

  7. Cook the garlic for a further minute, then add the flour, mix and cook for a further minute

  8. Add the full bottle of Guinness to the pan, alongside the beef stock and thyme

  9. Bring to a light simmer and continue to stir for a further 2 minutes

  10. Remove from the heat and add to a casserole dish

  11. Add the pre-cooked vegetables to the casserole dish

  12. Put a lid on the dish, and put into the pre-heated oven for 2 1/2 – 3 hours

  13. Stir halfway through cooking, and ensure there is enough liquid in the dish – if it is looking low, add some water

  14. Remove from the oven after 2 1/2 hours and taste the meat; it should be melt in the mouth – if not, return to the oven for a further half an hour

  1. Chop your vegetables and steak, and peel the garlic
  2. Heat oil in a large pan
  3. Add carrots to the hot oil and turn the hob to medium heat; cook for 5 minutes, stirring to ensure they don't stick to the pan
  4. Add the chopped carrots to the pan
  5. Stir to ensure onions are also touching the base of the pan, and cook for a further 5 minutes until they begin to lightly brown - they will be cooked further in the oven, so this is just to start the process  
  6. Transfer the onions and carrots to a large casserole dish, set aside 
  7. Heat the same pan with the remaining oil, if the pan is dry, add some more oil - but not much
  8. Add the chopped steak to the pan
  9. Cook for a couple of minutes, until beginning to brown, and then add the crushed garlic cloves
  10. Continue to cook until the meat is almost all over brown
  11. Pour in the bottle of guiness
  12. Turn the heat up to bring to a light simmer, then turn the heat off 
  13. Transfer the guiness/steak mixture to your casserole dish and mix to ensure the vegetables and steak are evenly spread out. Place the casserole in the oven, with the lid on, for 2 1/2 - 3 hours
  14. After 2 1/2 - 3 hours, remove the casserole from the oven, remove the lid and stir to mix. If you're adding dumplings, add them to the mix, then put the casserole back in for a further 20 minutes, or until your dumplings are cooked 
  15. Serve with either roasted potatoes, mash or crusty bread for a delicious family meal

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