11 Ways to Cook with Guinness

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we've gathered a few recipes featuring—what else—Guinness!

Guinness Lamb Stew Beer Recipe

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11 Guinness Recipes

There's more to St. Patty's Day than shamrocks and pots of gold. We're bringing you recipes featuring a famous Irish stout that has become beloved by the masses. Cheers to celebrating this decidedly jolly holiday to the fullest.

Our first recipe is mouth-watering Guinness Lamb Stew, a favorite of Cooking Light Test Kitchen Professional Robin Bashinsky. He explains, "The touch of mustard at the end adds a little tangy punch that sets off the robust flavors of the hearty, slowly simmered broth."

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Beef and Guinness Stew Beer Recipe

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Beef and Guinness Stew

This hearty stew, layered with complex flavors from caraway seeds, sweet raisins, and full-bodied Guinness Draught pays homage to the best of Irish cooking. Food Editor, Ann Taylor Pittman, promises “This meaty stew is so good, I sopped up every drop of the gravy-like broth with bread.”

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Black and Tan Brownies Beer Recipe

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Black and Tan Brownies

Historically, the phrase "black and tan" referred to the much-reviled auxiliary force of English soldiers sent to Ireland to suppress the Irish rebels after the 1916 Easter Rising. Eventually, a much-loved drink made with half Guinness Stout and half Harp Lager assumed the name, and now this two-toned brownie (with the addition of Guinness) shares it.

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Guinness-Braised Chuck Steaks with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Beer Recipe

Guinness-Braised Chuck Steaks with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

After an initial braising, cook this tasty meal low and slow while you wait in mounting (and mouthwatering) anticipation. Horseradish Mashed Potatoes have a kick that pairs beautifully with the Guinness-braised meat.

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Stout Chocolate-Cherry Bread Beer Recipe

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Stout Chocolate-Cherry Bread

Enjoy this sweet bread with your morning coffee to start your St. Patrick's Day off right. Toasted or still warm out of the oven—no matter how you slice it, you'll enjoy every bite down to the last crumb.

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Vegetable-Beef Stew Beer Recipe

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Vegetable-Beef Stew

We enjoyed this hearty stew with beef, but cubed leg of lamb would work, as well. For robust Irish flavor, use Guinness Stout or another stout for the beer that's specified in the recipe.

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Ginger Cake Beer Recipe

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Ginger Cake

To prepare this cake a day ahead, cool completely, wrap it with plastic wrap, and store at room temperature. Frost the cake with whipped topping just before serving.

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Autumn Cranberry Beef Stew Beer Recipe

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Autumn Cranberry Beef Stew

Whole-berry cranberry sauce may seem like an unusual ingredient to add to a savory stew, but we assure you, the results will not disappoint.

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Hearty Wheat Bread Beer Recipe

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Hearty Wheat Bread

Strong coffee and stout give this wheat bread a hearty flavor and alluring aroma.

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Beer-Braised Beef with Italian Salsa Verde Beer Recipe

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Beer-Braised Beef with Italian Salsa Verde

This meat dish is a specialty at Simpatica Dining Hall. You can prepare and refrigerate the salsa verde up to two weeks in advance. It's good with chicken or fish, too, or simply atop grilled bread as an appetizer. Serve the beef and salsa over mashed potatoes instead of toasted bread, if desired.

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Raisin-Stout Loaves Beer Recipe

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Raisin-Stout Loaves

These hearty oval-shaped breads are delicious served with the slightly sweet Cranberry-Studded Whipped Butter.

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