• 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 473 milliliters stout beer (can vegan, I used Sawdust City Brewing Co Skinny Dippin' Stout)
  • 3 carrots (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 2 parsnips (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (quartered)
  • 2 1/2 cups baby potatoes (halved, or about 2 regular potatoes and cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
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Calories230Calories from Fat45
Total Fat4.5g7%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat45
Total Carbohydrate38g13%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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carol 1 Aug
This stew is so yummy! It makes a dark and flavorful gravy when done :) I would just add that the celery and carrots take much longer than the time specified in the recipe. I cut them into smaller pieces and cooked the carrots, onion, and celery together for the first step. I gave them a good 20 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise this is a winner!!! Oh - also - veg broth not oil!!
super easy to cook, an tastes beautiful
Worked out well, Roughly doubled the recipe and used corn starch/water to thicken it as necessary. Very hearty
SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!! And very filling!
Nancy 28 Apr
I used water instead of guinness because I couldn't find any vegan options near me. The stew turned out great anyway. It was delicious. I can only imagine how much better it would be if I had used guinness.
victoria 2 Apr
turned out super yummy! it was the first stew i ever made and it was really good, everyone liked it!
turned out fantastic. I added guiness and used turnips instead of parsnips. I am definitley making this again.
mary byrne 26 Dec 2017
My husband was born and raised in Ireland. I only cook vegetarian. sometimes he misses home cooking and traditional stews. this recipe hit the spot! "I could eat this every day!" he said. I left out the nasty parsnips.
B 25 Dec 2017
It definitely tastes like Guinness, so if you like that dark beer, hop flavor, you will probably enjoy it. My family did not, unfortunately.
Erika Clark 7 Nov 2017
Very easy, but I would omit the parsnips. It gives the stew a bitter aftertaste. Otherwise it was good- next time I will omit the parsnips.
JoAnn Revesz 27 Oct 2017
I decided I don't like parsnips. It was the 1st time I made this id make it again, but I'd eliminate them
Dude 17 Oct 2017
Quite could. I will make this again but switch parsnips for turnips and sauté the mushrooms in a stainless steel pan then use a bit of the stout to deglaze the pan and incorporate everything back into the pot.
sarah 19 Sep 2017
I did half the amount of tomato paste, took out the parsnips and doubled the amount of potatoes. AMAZINGGGGG!!! Now during our family St Paddy's dinner I can bring this and will no longer feel bummed about not eating the corned beef!
Ally Gordon 15 Sep 2017
I made this in a slow cooker and it was DELICIOUS, full of flavor!
J S. 28 Mar 2017
Pretty good. I didn't have parsnips on hand, but it still came out great. I didn't expect the bitterness for the stout, but I still enjoyed the stew.