Guinness Irish Stew

Vegan Guinness Irish Stew

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 120 minutes
  • Total Time: 150270 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x


Let the luck of the Irish fall upon you with this Jackfruit Guinness Irish Stew. Vegan, gluten-free, rich, savory and delicious.  



  • 3 tsp olive oil divided (extra virgin)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 med brown onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 7 oz packages Organic Young Jackfruit (unseasoned) (I use #Edward&Sons)
  • 32 oz Organic Vegetable Broth (I use Organics)
  • 5 med red potatoes (chopped)
  • 4 large carrots (diced)
  • 4 large celery stalks (diced)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 22 oz Guinness beer (extra stout)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp corn starch (mix with small amount cold water )


  1. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in large fry pan. Add bay leaf and allow to gently simmer just until fragrant. Toss aside. 
  2. Add garlic. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add onion and saute until translucent.  
  3. Add vegetable broth to large stock pot over high heat. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and transfer garlic and onions to stock pot. Simmer for a spell. 
  4. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in same pan you cooked the onions and garlic in. Add jackfruit, a pinch of sea salt and pepper and brown over high heat. You want the jackfruit to be a little crispy on the edges. Transfer to stock pot when well done. 
  5. Heat another tsp of olive oil in same fry pan you cooked everything else in. Add celery, carrots and rosemary to pan and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. 
  6. Transfer veggies to stock pot and give it a stir. Add the tarragon and tomato paste and stir until paste is fully disseminated. Then, slowly pour in your Guinness. Stir and reduce heat to low, Allow to simmer for about 1-2 hours. 
  7. Turn the heat on high and pour in your corn starch water, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for a full minute, while continuing to stir. Remove from heat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to thicken up. Serve immediately with a side of brown rice and some warm, crusty french bread.  


  • To keep the potatoes firm, try adding them last and don’t overcook them.
  • The Guinness beer makes this dish. There is really no substitute. If you’re absolutely against adding it to your food, try adding 4 tbsp of vegan Worcestershire sauce.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish