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Vegetarian "Beef" and Guinness Stew

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Vegetarian Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness stew, an Irish pub favorite, gets a vegetarian makeover in this recipe, using seitan instead of beef to absorb all that rich stout flavor. Yum! The flavor of the beer is very strong in this recipe, so I've suggest using half the amount of Guinness and adding an equal amount of vegetable broth if you aren't a Guinness fan.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • Approx 14 oz seitan, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp steak sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 12 oz bottles Guinness Stout OR 1 bottle plus 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Sautee seitan in olive oil and soy sauce until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat, add steak sauce and stir until seitan is lightly coated. Remove from heat and aside.

In a large pot, sautee onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and garlic in butter or margarine for 3-5 minutes, or until onions are slightly soft. Reduce heat and slowly add Guinness, gently stirring to combine. Add flour, thyme, sugar, salt and pepper and stir well. Add seitan and allow stew to simmer until Guinness reduces and stew thickens, about 40-50 minutes.

Add more salt and pepper if desired and enjoy!

See also: What is seitan?

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 4 out of 5
, Guest Pagey

Guinness that is brewed at the Moosehead Brewery in Canada is vegan. So look for it labeled as Guinness, N.A. (as in North America) Abita beers from Louisiana are vegan, also. They have a tasty dark beer called Turbo Dog that would work in this recipe.

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