Guinness Irish Lamb Stew


June 15, 2022

Recipe provided by Home - Blue Bowl (, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Guinness Irish Lamb Stew | American Lamb).


2 lbs American lamb stew meat

3 tbsp All purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp Salt divided

1/4 tsp Pepper

2 tsp Thyme

3 stalks Celery, diced

4 large Carrots, rinsed & chopped

4 Med yukon gold potatoes, cubed

1 large Onion, thinly sliced or diced

1 cup Beef broth

1 cup Guinness


1Prep: Don't preheat the oven. The stew will be placed in the oven, and then you'll turn it on.

2Make the stew: Add your veggies and garlic to a large Dutch oven.

3Toss the lamb stew meat with the flour, some salt and pepper to taste, and 1 tsp of thyme in a bowl. Add 1/3 of the meat to the bottom of the dutch oven, then 1/3 of the veggie mixture. Alternate this with the remaining meat and veggies. (The layers don't need to be perfect here!) Add the remaining salt, pepper, and thyme. Add the beef broth and Guinness.

4Place the covered dutch oven in your cold oven and then pre-heat it to 325° F. Bake for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring at the one hour mark. The stew is done when it's saucy and the meat and veggies are nice and tender. Taste, and add extra seasoning if desired. Enjoy warm with soda bread!

5Serve + Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4-6 days. Note: USDA recommends lamb be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F with a 3 minute rest.