Irish Lentil Guinness Stew (Plant-Based)

Irish Lentil Guinness Stew (Plant-Based)

Enjoy one of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes with a plant-based twist.


Irish Lentil Stew

Hearty Irish Lentil Stew. Traditional Irish stew contains beef and potatoes, but we made a plant-based version that is just as delicious! 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: soup, stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 213kcal


  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 ea Melissa’s Perfect Sweet Onions rough chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 3 large Carrots cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 stalks Celery chopped small
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 lb. Melissa’s Dutch Yellow® Potatoes halved
  • 22 oz. Guinness Beer
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Package Melissa’s Steamed Lentils
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Water


  • In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic salt and pepper and caramelize to a semi-dark brown. Next add the carrots and celery and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except for the lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1/2 hour or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in the lentils and simmer for 3 minutes longer. Mix together the corn starch and water and stir into the stew. Simmer for 3 more minutes. Serve with some crusty bread.



Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1119mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6236IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Irish Lentil Guinness Stew

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