Hearty and Healthy Beef and Stout Stew

This recipe, is a one pot beef stew, slow cooked in a stout beer with plenty of wholesome vegetables. It’s a heartwarming meal, with deep rich flavours, perfect for those cold winter evenings.  




  • Beef
  • Health
  • Soups and Stews
  • Soups, Stews & Potjies


  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Braising

Prep Time

Cooking Time

150 minutes


    1 kg forequarter stewing beef cut into chunky pieces
    2 tbsp olive oil
    Flour for dusting meat
    10 small pickling onions peeled
    4 large garlic cloves chopped
    3 large carrots peeled and cut into rounds
    500 ml stout beer
    250 ml beef stock
    1 tin of chopped tomatoes
    2 tbsp tomato paste
    3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp brown sugar
    1 1/2 cups frozen peas
    1 tin barlotti beans drained
    6 sprigs of fresh thyme ( stalks removed)
    2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary finely chopped
    Freshly ground salt and pepper


    Heat the olive oil in a large heavy based pot, dust the beef pieces with flour and brown on both sides
    Add the onions, garlic, carrots and seasoning and fry for a further minute or two.
    Pour in the stout, stock, tin of tomatoes, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce.
    Add the sugar, thyme and rosemary.
    Cover with the lid and simmer for 2 hours until the meat is tender.
    Add the peas and barlotti beans and allow to cook for a further 10 mins.
    Serve immediately with creamy mashed potatoes.