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St. Patrick’s Day “Irish Recipes”

Dear Creatives, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration that we share at our home. From the stew to the dessert, recipes filled with Guinness. The deep, dark & smooth Guinness. If you are thinking of getting your green on & haven’t ever tried a recipe with Guinness think again. It just makes that dish more flavorful & all the alcohol cooks out. Last year was actually the first time I didn’t cook a corned beef & decided to go with a Guinness stew instead, lets just say I’ll be cooking one up again. Today I am going to share a round- up of Irish recipes & yes those flavorful recipes that have Guinness or are traditional Irish recipes.


There is many an Irish stew out there. Some are made with lamb, with this not being my favorite choice I headed to the Irish Beef Stews. The Irish stew “Shin & Guinness” is a rich stew that has been popular since the 19th century. I have read that the traditional cuts with bone in tends to be more flavorful. But ,when I made the recipe I am sharing it was really good just made with a cut of meat for stewing.


When cooking up a traditional Irish meal you might think Soda bread there are many types & recipes. I can’t believe with all the baking I have done I have never tried to make Soda bread. I must try one of these recipes & it doesn’t have to be just for St. Patrick’s day. It is quite common to make Soda bread to go with a breakfast that includes eggs. I’ll add the recipe links  at the bottom of the post.

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

 Chocolate Stout Cupcakes {via The Culinary Chronicles}

I didn’t make this recipe which calls for Bailey’s in the butter cream frosting, but I have tried this one Chocolate Stout Cupcakes which has no Bailey’s in the frosting & I found at the Food Network. The recipes are very similar. I think you’ll be happy with using either. Let me tell you these cupcakes are moist, a bit dense & oh so yummy. It has a flavor more toward an adult pallet vs. kid cupcake since the stout gives it a unique & tasty flavor.


Now if you are serving a crowd a Guinness sheet cake will do just fine. This image shown is a version of  Baking Bites Chocolate Stout Sheet Cake Recipe No matter what you decide You are sure to enjoy these recipes.

Beef & Irish Stout Stew

Serving Size: 6


  • 2 pounds lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)
  • 2 cups chopped carrot
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Directions
  2. Toss the beef cubes with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Dredge the beef in this to coat.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic. Stir the tomato paste into a small amount of water to dilute; pour into the pan and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of the beer into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This adds a lot of flavor to the broth. Pour in the rest of the beer, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Now if you think you are going to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party & you might want a few more recipe options. Check out this page St. Patrick’s Day from the Food Network. You just might be adding a Guinness float to top things off. & come back soon as I have a round-up of some easier recipes more suited to everyday cooking for the family that you’ll be sure to enjoy! Don’t forget to link up if you have something to share, just visit previous post or submit page.

Do you cook a special Irish dish for St. Patrick’s day?



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