Guinness Pie - iuliia_n

Guinness Pie

Guinness Pie - iuliia_n

If you think you’ve tried everything in Irish cuisine, and tasted it all, then it’s high time to bring out the essential Irish family dishes! Away from the Irish Stew, or Colcannon, you’ll have to try Guinness Pie, an Irish meat and beer pie often served in Dublin’s old pubs… A simple but convivial dish, to be enjoyed mainly on cold Irish winter days!

Guinness Pie

A pie drizzled with beer or Irish cider!

Irish grandmothers have passed down the recipe for Irish Pie for generations!

Some make it with turkey, chicken, cider, but the real traditional recipe is with beef, onions, and the inevitable Guinness, that Irish brown beer famous for its smooth bitterness!

This meat pie is mainly cooked in autumn and winter, and is usually accompanied by a good pint of stout. It’s a great way to warm up and enjoy!

Irish Pie à la Guinness Recipe


  • Number of people: 6
  • Preparation time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking time : 2h30
  • 1.5kg of braising beef
  • 3 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 100g white flour
  • 60cl of Guinness (or any other dark beer)
  • 1l beef stock
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • oil
  • salt, pepper
  • thyme
  • two rolls of shortcrust pastry


  • Using a cutting board, cut the beef into cubes of about 2cm and fry them in a little oil until they are golden brown.
  • In the same frying pan, brown the onions over low heat with the meat, and gradually add the flour until it lightly browns.
  • Slowly add the Guinness, thyme, sugar, orange zest, salt, pepper and beef stock. Bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 1h30.
  • In a pie dish, unfold your first roll of dough and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.
  • Once the time is up, put the preparation in the bowl (taking care not to put too much liquid in it for fear of soaking the dough).
  • Cover the dish with another roll of dough, which you will coat with beaten egg yolk, then put it in the oven for 1 hour, thermostat 7/8 between 45 and 60 minutes.
  • Just serve it hot, and enjoy a good Guinness!

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