Beef and Guinness stew and Colcannon | pressure cooker recipe

beef and guinness stew pressure cooker recipe

This post is going to be a Beef and Guinness stew pressure cooker recipe but before I move on to that I feel the need to catch up! Where have I been? What have I been doing?

Well, I love my not-so-new-anymore job, I feel as if I have settled into the role and got to know my colleagues who are all really lovely. I am so lucky to be working with such a kind bunch of gals and guys. They are all incredibly inspirational and I love being amongst them in their group and working together for a main goal.

School life has been very busy, we’ve had Stone Age dress up days, Zoo lab days, School Valentine’s disco and many other appointments that all required some of my time to get something prepared. We managed but now we have had a last minute surprise for World Book Day on Thursday so I’m going to have to come up with something for that too now.

Another big decision I took was to drop the girls swimming lesson on Mondays. We attend Brownies on Tuesday, Dance on Wednesday and Performing Arts on a Saturday morning so I felt the swimming could go and we could grab back our Monday evenings for a chilled at home evening.

Half term came and went and the twins enjoyed their first ever Brownie pack holiday. It was themed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which as you can imagine was perfect, Brown Owl and Barn Owl had gone to a lot of trouble organising a lot of really fun activities for them, in fact, the girls returned home incredibly happy but exhausted, it’s taken a week to get back to normal! Whilst they were away the husband and I spent a cheeky overnight in Canterbury which was lovely. That’s another post in the wings waiting to be completed!

sage smart scoop

We have been the lucky recipients of a Sage Smart Scoop recently! The most amazing ice cream maker in the world and whilst we have been trying a recipe or two out of the manual to make sure we have the hang of it I have already come up with a fabulous idea (I hope) for Mother’s Day, I’m just waiting on a couple of special ingredients to arrive – watch this space! I’m warning you there might be a bit of an ice cream takeover going on in Mari’s World this year.

Talking of Sage appliances, today I am posting one of my favourite recipes that I use in the Fast Slow Pro pressure cooker, a Beef and Guinness stew with lots of carrots, I also made a Colcannon mash to serve with it and it went down a treat. With St Patrick’s Day coming at us fast, this recipe is simple and delicious too. I do hope you enjoy it.

beef and guinness stew pressure cooker recipe

Beef and Guinness stew

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Beef and Guinness stew with carrots - pressure cooker recipe
A simple but delicious beef stew made in a pressure cooker, ready on the table in 1 hour and 20 minutes
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Irish
  • olive oil
  • 1 kg stewing beef cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion diced
  • 10 carrots cut into large pieces
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 can of Guinness - or other stout
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch sugar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • parsley
  • Colcannon
  • 3 large potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • 300g spring greens - chopped and boiled
  • salt and pepper
  1. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and brown the meat on all sides then remove to a plate with any juices.
  2. Add another drop of oil to the pressure cooker and fry off the onions and carrots until soft and golden.
  3. Add the flour to the onions and stir well
  4. Return the meat and any juices to the pan and pour over the Guinness. Crumble the stock cube in and add the remaining seasonings.
  5. Close the lid, bring up to high pressure and cook for 30 minutes. release the pressure slowly.
  6. Colcannon
  7. Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft. In a separate pan boil the spring greens until soft.
  8. Mash the potato with a knob of butter and a splash of milk and once seasoned to your taste add the finely chopped spring greens and stir in well.
  9. To Serve: Place a spoonful or two of mash in a bowl and add a ladle or two of the stew to the side
beef and guinness stew pressure cooker recipe



  1. Lori
    February 28, 2016 / 7:36 PM

    That looks so delicious! Pure comfort food and perfect for this time of the year- I’ve never tried Guinness stew but wow- I’ve clearly been missing out!

    • February 29, 2016 / 11:39 AM

      Hi Lori, you really must try it, it’s a delicious recipe and more than anything else it’s quick and easy to make. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. February 28, 2016 / 10:18 PM

    Mari, that stew looks and sounds amazing. So glad the new job is going well! Jealous of the icecream maker, it looks space age! :D

    • February 29, 2016 / 11:40 AM

      Hi Emma, I’m going to try a new ice cream recipe for Mother’s day this week, praying it works!
      Good to hear form you and hope you are keeping well too x

  3. February 29, 2016 / 2:33 PM

    Ooh, Mari, that looks delicious! I wonder if I could adapt it for my slow cooker? Thanks for sharing.

  4. February 29, 2016 / 3:28 PM

    Wow just the thing on a cold day like today! This sounds delicious – a perfect winter warmer. Good to hear your new job is going well and life is adjusting. Love the Brownie camp theme – how fab! xx

  5. February 29, 2016 / 3:43 PM

    So glad everything is going well with the girls and the job (and the night away). I have to say that I think I’d have liked a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed camp too…

  6. February 29, 2016 / 3:47 PM

    We had colcannon last night! I understand about dropping the girls swimming too. Sometimes you just need to have relaxed nights and let them unwind and play. So glad that you are enjoing your job.

  7. March 1, 2016 / 11:05 AM

    Look that looks yummy, I don’t have a pressure cooker but I’m sure timings could be adjusted for slow cooking, thank you :)

  8. March 1, 2016 / 11:34 AM

    Well done for dropping one of the extra-curricular activities – I hope you’re enjoying the extra chilled out time with the girls.

  9. March 1, 2016 / 11:53 AM

    This looks and sounds incredible. I think I am going to have to cook this up one night this week!

  10. March 1, 2016 / 12:10 PM

    You cant beat a good stew on a cold day – looks tasty!

  11. March 1, 2016 / 12:23 PM

    That stew looks very tasty. I lust after an icecream maker – would love to try my hand at that and I’ve not tried cooking with a pressure cooker either.

  12. March 1, 2016 / 1:58 PM

    Wow February was a busy month for you!
    The stew looks amazing. I do love anything that can be made in the slow cooker x

  13. March 1, 2016 / 5:35 PM

    This looks and sounds amazing. Hubby loves guiness so will have to give this a go

  14. March 3, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    Oh yum MAri, can we all come round for tea, pretty please? Mich x

  15. March 4, 2016 / 11:52 AM

    It sounds like life is really busy and really happy! Love watching everything you’re achieving and I’m so pleased it’s going so well for you – you deserve it!

  16. March 6, 2016 / 2:59 PM

    These sounds amazing, I love a nice stew and would love to have one made for me for dinner tonight :)

  17. MFVC
    May 25, 2016 / 4:18 PM

    Thanks for the post and great recipe! I will try this weekend on our brood!

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