If you're a Guinness lover, you're going to adore this soup! Roasting veggies before adding them to stew is really worth the extra step to get that roasted flavor. The veggies, beer, and soft lamb create a comforting flavor that you’ll crave. This freezes amazingly well, so be sure to make some extra!

Guinness Beer Lamb Stew

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

2 hr

Total Time

2 hr 10 min

Recipe Type: Soup

Serving Size: 1 cup

Makes 16 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 pounds lamb shoulder, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups leeks, sliced
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 (11-ounce) bottle Guinness beer
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • ½ pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut in half
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, whole
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 cup peas


  1. In a large pot, heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Add the lamb to the pot and brown on all sides.
  3. Remove and set aside.
  4. Brown the butter, then add the leeks and flour.
  5. Cook till brown—about 15 minutes
  6. Stir in the beer and beef stock.
  7. Add the lamb back to the pot.
  8. Add the tomatoes.
  9. Bring to a simmer, then cover and continue to simmer for 1½ hours.
  10. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  11. Place parsnips, carrots, potatoes, and garlic in a large bowl.
  12. Toss with olive oil and the whole rosemary sprigs.
  13. Place parsnip mixture in a roasting pan.
  14. Roast for 45 minutes.
  15. Remove the vegetables, then discard the rosemary sprigs.
  16. Add the roasted vegetables and peas to the stew.
  17. Cook for ten minutes, then add the chopped rosemary.  
  18. Serve warm.


Calories 330 (170 from fat)
Total fat 19g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 20g (3g dietary fiber, 4g sugar)
Protein 18g


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