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Guinness Stew Pot Pies with a Tahini Chive Sauce

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these Guinness stew pot pies. They are so tasty you won’t even miss the corned beef! This is the perfect warming recipe for mid-March! It is loaded with vegetables and has the rich heartiness of a beef stew recipe.

My husband and I were moving cross country for the third time…yes…you heard me correctly. We were about a day away from California and stopped for the day in Pheonix, Arizona. We had lived in Arizona before and were skeptical about finding a decent vegan meal. While internet searching for dinner options we came across a restaurant called The Cornish Pasty Company. This is a Cornish-owned company that served traditional Cornish pasties as well as vegan options. And by options I mean they have 15 different vegan pasty options!!!!!!!

My husband and I walked over to the restaurant from our hotel and as we walked through the door we were transported to a local pub in a Cornish village. We headed upstairs and tucked into a cozy booth lit by candles. As always we each ordered something different so that we could share. My husband ordered a vegan cubano pasty and I ordered a vegan Guinness stew pasty. I had never had Guinness stew prior but grew up in a very Irish household that ate corned beef and cabbage or roast beef and potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day so I figured it would be similar. Boy was I wrong! The Guinness gave the stew a depth of flavor I never experienced in my childhood memories of beef stew dinners.

When I arrived home I immediately had to recreate the recipe. After rounds of trial and error, I was never able to get the pasty recipe to perfection. Puff pastry is my arch nemesis. Whether I make it from scratch or if it is store-bought I always end up with anemic dough where all of the vegan butter has seeped out. Anyway, I ended up incorporating the flavor of the puff pastry into the pot pie crust. I also removed the vegan cheese from the original Cornish Pasty Co. ingredients and added vegan bacon. The vegan bacon combined with the meaty baby bella mushrooms has more flavor than any beef stew recipe I have tasted.

Vegan meat substitutes can be expensive. If you are looking for a plant-based bacon recipe that you can make at home for a fraction of the price check out my tofu bacon recipe or my tempeh bacon recipe. Both of these options will yield more bacon than you will need for this recipe and have more protein and fewer preservatives than store-bought plant-based bacon.

Guinness Stew Pot Pies with a Tahini Chive Sauce

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this tasty Guinness stew pot pie recipe that won't make you miss the corned beef.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • dutch oven
  • cutting board
  • Chef's Knife
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • 4 ramekins


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup napa cabbage shredded
  • 2 leeks sliced and rinsed
  • 5 pieces vegan bacon chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can Guinness beer
  • 8 oz mushrooms quartered
  • 2 red potatoes chopped into ½” cubes
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sheet of vegan puff pastry
  • 1 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer
  • 3 Tbsp water

Tahini Chive Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 3 Tbsp chives finely chopped
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp fresh ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of olive oil
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • When oil is hot add in the leeks, cabbage, and bacon and saute until soft and bright green; about 7 – 10 minutes; and then set aside; salt and pepper to taste
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • In the same pot add the remaining oil add and saute the carrot and celery for about 5 minutes
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Add the garlic and saute until fragrant; about 30 seconds
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Sprinkle in the flour, stir well to coat the veggies, and cook for another minute
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Add 2 cups of vegetable broth, and scrape the bottom of the pan to get any bits off the bottom
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Add in the beer, all of the remaining veggies, tomato paste, and spices
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 – 15 minutes until the veggies are fork-tender, but not mushy; the stew will be very thick
  • Add vinegar and salt and pepper to taste; remove bay leaves
  • Dish out the stew into four ramekins leaving about a half inch at the top for the cabbage mixture
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Fill the ramekin the rest of the way with the cabbage mixture
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Cut puff pastry into four pieces and lay over top of each ramekin
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • If covering the ramekin completely use a knife to cut slits in the dough so steam can escape
  • Combine the egg replacer and water into a small mixing bowl and brush over top of the puff pastry
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients to make the tahini chive sauce
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie
  • Serve pot pies with a side of the tahini chive sauce
    Guinness Stew Pot Pie


The leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: entree, holiday recipe, vegan

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