Irish Stew with Irish Soda Bread

Irish Stew in the Instant Pot

Irish Stew in the Instant Pot with Guinness – Today we are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with some Instant Pot Irish Stew, with Guinness.

Irish Stew in the Instant Pot

This stew is one of those Famous Irish Recipes #stpatricksday #guinness A typical Beef stew usually takes about 2.5 hours on the stovetop, but doing it in the instant pot it can be done in under 45 minutes.

Irish Soda Bread with Irish Stew

We are serving this Irish stew with Irish Soda Bread. This classic stick-to-your-ribs stew is the ideal project for a chilly weekend. Beef, onion, carrots, and potatoes come together very well.

And don’t forget the Guinness. So, here is our version of Irish Stew in the Instant Pot.

What kind of beer goes in Irish Stew?

The not-so-secret ingredient that goes into Irish Stew that gives the sauce the deep flavor and color is Guinness Beer, Extra Stout.

Extra Stout Guinness Beer is so dark it is almost black and it’s why the stew is such a deep brown color. Guinness is also much richer than most beers, which you can see just by looking at the thick creamy head that Guinness is famed for.

Guinness Extra Stout Beer

From the Guinness website – Every Guinness you’ve ever enjoyed can be traced back to this recipe. A direct descendant of our archival recipes, Guinness Extra Stout is based on a beer first brewed in 1821, when Arthur Guinness II set down precise instructions for brewing his Superior Porter. Sharp and crisp to the taste with the trademark Guinness flavors at its core.

It’s been over 200 years since this family favorite was born and, as Guinness moves forward, it’s safe to say history accompanies us in every bottle still enjoyed by people all over the world.

Enjoy a Guinness with your Irish Stew
Enjoy a Guinness with your Irish Stew

For Guinness Extra Stout, we are eternally grateful.

Irish Stew with Irish Soda Bread

Irish Stew Instant Pot

Irish Stew in the Instant Pot with Guinness – we are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with some Instant Pot Irish Stew.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Natural Release Instant Pot: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Beef Stew, Guinness
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 392kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1.5 lbs beef stew meat cut into 1-in chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup Guinness beer or other dark stout beer
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 tsp thyme
  • 1.5 lbs russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-in cubes
  • 1 lb carrots peeled and cut into 1-in chunks
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Chopped parsley for topping


  • Heat oil in the instant pot using SAUTE function.
    Oil Heating in the Instant Pot
  • Add beef cubes and season with salt and pepper.
    Add stew meat
  • Sear the beef, turning until golden brown.
  • Add onions to beef and sauté 3-4 minutes until onions soften
    Onion added to Instant Pot
  • Add tomato paste, brown sugar, and garlic and sauté 1 another minute until fragrant.
  • Turn off SAUTE function.
  • Pour Guinness and beef broth into an instant pot.
    Guinness into the Irish Stew
  • Add bay leaf, thyme, potatoes, and carrots.
    Potatoes added to Irish Stew
  • Secure the lid in place on the instant pot.
  • Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure by moving the vent open.
  • Unscrew the lid and discard the bay leaf.
  • Ladle out 1/4 cup of the stew liquid into a small bowl
    Ladle Broth into a bowl
  • Quickly whisk the flour in the bowl until smooth.
  • Pour the flour mixture back into the beef stew and stir until the stew is thickened about 1-2 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, ladle beef stew into bowls and top with parsley.
    Enjoy a Guinness with your Irish Stew



Serve with Irish Soda Bread


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 8.2g | Vitamin A: 1567IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg
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If you like this recipe for Instant Pot Irish Stew, then you should try our recipe for Colcannon

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