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Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles

Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles - Hearty, delicious and full of flavor, this casserole is pure comfort food! (Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!)

With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away – this Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles is a delicious, hearty alternative to the traditional boiled dinner that many people prepare to celebrate the holiday!

This wonderful casserole gets much of its flavor from Guinness – the dark, dry Irish stout that was first introduced in 1759 and is known worldwide. It has a distinctive tang and an almost burnt flavor (from roasted unmalted barley) and according to Wikipedia, it’s the best-selling alcoholic beverage in Ireland.

Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles - Hearty, delicious and full of flavor, this casserole is pure comfort food! (Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!)

Chunks of beef (we used a chuck roast) are marinated overnight in a combination of Guinness, brown sugar, dried thyme and bay leaves. Then that same marinade is used to braise the beef plus some vegetables for hours in the oven until fork tender!

After the beef and vegetables were cooked, we made a delicious, rich gravy from the reduced liquids, then served it family-style over cooked egg noodles.

This Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles is so delicious, it’s sure to become a new St. Patrick’s Day tradition in your family!

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Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles

Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles - A Family Feast

Note: This recipe calls for the beef to marinate overnight, so please plan accordingly.

  • Prep Time: 12 hours 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 15 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chuck roast, cut into eight pieces
  • 1 bottle Guinness
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups onion, large dice
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon gravy seasoning, such as Kitchen Bouquet
  • 8 ounces dry egg noodles (we used the dumpling size)

Instructions

  1. In a gallon zipper seal bag, place beef, beer, brown sugar, thyme and bay. Seal and marinate overnight.
  2. Three hours before dinner, preheat oven to 325 degrees and in a 2 quart casserole dish, place mixture from bag including all liquid, garlic, onions and carrots. Mix to combine.
  3. Cover with parchment and foil and cook for three hours.
  4. While beef is cooking, in a small bowl, mix butter, flour, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. After three hours remove beef from oven.
  6. Cook noodles according to package directions while making gravy.
  7. Place a strainer over a medium sauce pan and pour beef liquid to drain into pan. Place solids back in casserole dish. Heat beef liquid to hot. Microwave butter and flour mixture, also to hot (necessary to avoid lumps).
  8. With a wire whip, add hot butter and flour mixture to hot liquid and stir to combine to make the gravy. Add gravy seasoning and stir.
  9. Place strainer back over dish with meat and pour sauce through strainer back over meat and stir to mix in.
  10. Serve in a family-style bowl over the cooked noodles.

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  1. I so struggle with beef ~ mine is almost never “fork tender” it’s more fork and knife tough and more tough. And my husband tries not to complain, Ha. But maybe he’ll give me another chance here! I’ve never cooked with Guiness before but saw that PBS video with Rick Steves where he toured the facilities in Ireland so I think it’s time to give it a shot, I love barley! This looks like a fabulous way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day for those who won’t eat corned beef n hash.

  2. You seriously have the best looking dinners on your site!! I want to make them all!! Pinning 🙂

  3. Your dinners seriously always look so amazing! Another one I can’t wait to make. Pinning 🙂

  4. Mouthwatering! It makes me want to head straight out the door to buy some Guinness. I’m not a beer drinker…but, I sure do loooove food made with beer!

  5. Made with Guinness…I’m in! Looks so satisfying!

  6. I love the stew, but I’m pretty sure I’d love this casserole even more. It’s just calling my name there atop those noodles – yum!

  7. Oooh. I’ve baked with Guinness but never thought of cooking with it. It sounds amazing!

  8. I LOVE the flavor that Guinness brings to red meat! I tried it last year! SO GOOD! I love your hearty version! Will add to my must try list!