14 Ways to Cook with Guinness
14 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."
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.
Spicy Bacon and Brew Muffins
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.”
Hearty Beef and Stout Stew
Chopped onions, carrots, mushrooms, and the flavor of thyme sprigs come together with browned-beef to create a hearty stew for a chilly night.
White Bean Chili with Corn Chip Crunch
The classic munchy—corn chips—adds a little salty, crunchy punch to each bite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hearty Wheat Bread
Strong coffee and stout give this wheat bread a hearty flavor and alluring aroma.
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.
These hearty oval-shaped breads are delicious served with a slightly sweet cranberry-infused butter. We used Guinness for the dough, but you can substitute another dark beer, such as Newcastle Brown Ale, if desired.