Root Beer Beef Stew

Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.

I love cooking for holidays because it means I make something a little different than I normally do. This is a great Irish inspired recipe that is easy to customize for adults or kids and is perfect for St Patrick’s Day. Our standard fare is corned beef, sauteed cabbage, carrots, and soda bread for that because we happen to love it.

But I know there are people out there who are not into corned beef and cabbage. So in honor of those people here is an alternative possibility for all your St Patrick’s day festivities.

 

Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.

In Georgia, there was this amazing restaurant called Molly MacPherson’s that we loved. And I mean loved. Super hardy fare that was so delicious.

On one of the few date nights that we got to have we went there and I picked out the Beef Stew. I’m a sucker for beef stew but my husband has never been a big fan. I was so glad that I chose that because it was exactly what I was looking for.

And then my husband spilled his soda into it. He felt really bad but I still ate it after the little hiccup. It was just a little more fizzy then but still tasted good. I still love you babe!

Ever since then I have been dreaming of recreating that recipe. Their’s was made with Guinness but I don’t drink and thus don’t have any alcohol lying around.

I chose to make ours with root beer and we really liked it. It made an incredible sauce that totally knocked it out of the park for this girl.

Ingredients you need to make root beer beef stew:

  • olive oil
  • beef stew meat
  • onion
  • garlic
  • root beer (or beer)
  • beef stock
  • tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • paprika
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • flour
  • parsley
  • sugar, only if using beer

These are really delicious with some homemade Bisquik biscuits and Apple Berry Pie for dessert.

Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.

How to make beef stew:

  • Heat oil in large pot (or Dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Season beef. Brown meat on all sides, working in batches if necessary. Remove to plate.
  • Add onion to pot and reduce heat to low. Cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Pour in root beer, broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, paprika. 1/2 tsp kosher salt, pepper, and sugar (only if using beer). Return beef to pot. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until meat is tender.
  • Stir in potatoes and carrots. Simmer until vegetables are tender and meat is falling apart, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of liquid from pot and slowly whisk in flour. Slowly stir flour mixture back into pot and bring to a slow boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Adjust seasonings as needed. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • If you want to make this in the crock pot, brown beef. Add beef and all other ingredients, except flour to crock pot. Cook on low for 10-12 hours, or on high for 4-6. Remove 1 cup of liquid and slowly add flour. Slowly stir four mixture back into crock pot. Cook on high for 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.

 

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Root Beer Beef Stew

Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.

Root Beer Beef Stew

Sweet, rich, and hearty this Root Beer Beef Stew is simple to make on the stove or in the slow cooker and is sure to satisfy even the biggest eaters.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 oz root beer or beer if you choose
  • 3 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 8 new potatoes quartered or 4 baking potatoes, chopped
  • 4 carrots sliced diagonally
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • fresh parsely finely chopped to garnish
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar omit if using root beer

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large pot (or Dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Season beef. Brown meat on all sides, working in batches if necessary. Remove to plate.
  • Add onion to pot and reduce heat to low. Cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Pour in root beer, broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, paprika. 1/2 tsp kosher salt, pepper, and sugar (only if using beer). Return beef to pot. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until meat is tender.
  • Stir in potatoes and carrots. Simmer until vegetables are tender and meat is falling apart, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of liquid from pot and slowly whisk in flour. Slowly stir flour mixture back into pot and bring to a slow boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Adjust seasonings as needed. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • If you want to make this in the crock pot, brown beef. Add beef and all other ingredients, except flour to crock pot. Cook on low for 10-12 hours, or on high for 4-6. Remove 1 cup of liquid and slowly add flour. Slowly stir four mixture back into crock pot. Cook on high for 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5225IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg
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11 Comments

  1. this recipe looks delicious. Root Beer Stew is a wonderful choice in rainy days. It is sure that I will try it on this weekend. thank for sharing and look forward the next one 🙂

  2. I know The Hubby would be delighted with this. I would probably try it with the beer. He’s part Irish, so I’m sure he’d prefer it this way. But great that you had a “happy accident” and found a way for you to enjoy it. 🙂

  3. How funny that this came about from an accident! Some of the best ideas come about this way and I’m sure this is one of them. My son loves rooter and I bet he’s love this. It sounds delicious to me.

  4. This looks delicious and like it doesn’t take much effort to throw together. Thanks for another twist on a yummy beef stew!

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