Seitan and Guinness Stew

Seitan and Guinness stew

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
314 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 314
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 531mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 549mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Beef and Guinness stew, an Irish pub favorite, gets a vegetarian makeover in this recipe, using seitan instead of beef to absorb all that rich stout flavor. The flavor of the beer is very strong in this recipe, so we suggest using half the amount of Guinness and adding an equal amount of vegetable broth if you aren't a Guinness fan.


  • 14 ounces seitan, cut into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, or margarine

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (12-ounce) cans Guinness Stout or, 1 can Guinness, plus 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, optional

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Sauté seitan in olive oil and soy sauce until slightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat, add steak sauce and stir until seitan is lightly coated. Remove from heat and aside.

  3. In a large pot, sauté onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and garlic in butter or margarine for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are slightly soft.

  4. Reduce heat and slowly add Guinness, gently stirring to combine. Add flour, thyme, sugar, salt, and pepper and stir well.

  5. Add seitan and allow the stew to simmer until Guinness reduces and stew thickens about 40 to 50 minutes.

  6. Add more salt and pepper if desired and enjoy.