This Slow Cooker Beef and Guinness Pot Pie Soup with Thyme Puff Pastry Croutons has it all! All the flavors of pot pie but without the time and effort it takes to make a finicky crust. Stew meat and a plethora of veggies are slow cooked in Guinness beer and beef broth before being thickened with a beer roux. Yes, a beer roux! The deep flavor of this soup is juxtaposed with the light and buttery thyme puff pastry croutons. Comfort food at it’s finest.
October, already?! More like Crocktober! With temps in Cleveland hovering in the 50s, I say bust out your slow cooker and comfort food, my friends. I’ve pulled out all the stops with this ultra-comforting Slow Cooker Beef and Guinness Pot Pie Soup with Thyme Puff Pastry Croutons. Don’t let the long name of this recipe deter you, I simply wanted to get my point across. This soup is an absolute must make!
I’m thrilled to be partnering with the Ohio Beef Council to celebrate Crocktober. This October, thousands of families across Ohio will buy beef. Ohioans spend $4.1 billion each year on beef, which is a healthy, high-quality protein choice. For an easy, convenient weekday dinner, just prepare beef in the slow cooker! Spend more time around the table eating as a family and less time cooking. This is super important at our house as gathering to discuss our day around the dinner table is a non-negotiable. It also tends to be rather loud and comical at the same time!
This soup will definitely have everyone in your house making a beeline for the kitchen. Stew meat and a plethora of veggies are slow cooked in Guinness beer and beef broth before being thickened with a beer roux. Yes, a beer roux! The deep flavor of this soup is juxtaposed with the light and buttery thyme puff pastry croutons. This Slow Cooker Beef and Guinness Pot Pie Soup has it all! All the flavors of pot pie WITHOUT the finicky crust and all the time it takes to make it. I’m so not a crust maker!
Random sidenote: I’ve also decided that someone should invent a pot pie air freshener.
There are 17,000 beef farming families in Ohio, and 98 percent are family farms. It’s pretty amazing to think that many of these farmers live near me, even thought I’m in a large metro area. Growing up in a small town full of farmers, that definitely makes my heart happy!
Now how about we kick off the new month with a giveaway? My friends at the Ohio Beef Council are providing a Crock Pot 6 Quart Cook and Carry Slow Cooker to one Melanie Makes reader – the exact size called for to make this recipe! See the giveaway widget below for how you can enter – good luck!
Looking for more delicious beef recipes for your slow cooker? Join Ohio Beef for their first ever Twitter party next Tuesday, October 6th. I can’t wait to chat with other foodies who happen to love beef as much as I do!
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More beef slow cooker recipes from fellow Ohio food bloggers:
Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Shredded Beef Tacos | A Cedar Spoon
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Beef | NeighborFood
Bloody Mary Pot Roast | Jelly Toast
Easy Crockpot Pot Roast | Lemons for Lulu
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak | Tastes of Lizzy T’s
I was compensated by Ohio Beef to create a slow cooker recipe featuring beef. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this sponsor that allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Melanie Makes.