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Pressure Cooker Recipe for Guinness and Beef Stew

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Irish Stew
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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, this pressure cooker recipe for hearty Guinness and beef stew can be whipped up quickly in your pressure cooker. For step-by-step instructions on making a stew in a pressure cooker, see my tutorial.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced on the bias into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces frozen pearl onions, thawed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 can stout beer, such as Guinness (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In the pressure cooker, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, sear stew meat on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per batch, until browned. Transfer seared meat to a plate, set aside.

  2. Adding more oil to pan if needed, saute chopped onion for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened and translucent. Add garlic, saute 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Return stew meat to pot, add beer, thyme and bay leaf and stir to combine.

  3. Lock the lid onto the pressure cooker and bring to high pressure over high heat. When high pressure is reached, cook 20 minutes, then remove from heat and quick-release the pressure. Let stand 5 minutes. Add carrots and pearl onions, stir to combine. Replace lid on pressure cooker, bring to high pressure, and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, quick-release pressure. Remove lid.

  4. Remove bay leaf and sprinkle flour over stew, stirring to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat until stew liquid thickens, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve on buttered noodles or Mashed Potatoes.

Serves 6 to 8.

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 5 out of 5
Oh so tasty!, Member Littleosa

I just bought a new electric pressure cooker and was looking for stew recipes when I came across this one. Yum! This was fantastic! Even my 4 and 6 year old boys ate it! I left out the pearl onions, simply because I forgot to buy them, but otherwise followed the recipe. I served it over mashed potatoes and it was just perfect. I will definitely make this again, thanks!

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