Irish Stew Recipe


1.5 lbs (680g) lamb shoulder, cut into chunks (or use beef if preferred)
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups (480ml) beef or lamb broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a bit of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant.
Add the chunks of lamb (or beef) to the pot and brown on all sides. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour in the beef or lamb broth, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it cook gently for about 1 hour, or until the meat starts to become tender.
Add the diced potatoes and sliced carrots to the pot. Continue simmering for another 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the meat is tender.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Stir in chopped fresh parsley for added flavor.
Serve hot in bowls, garnished with extra parsley if desired. Enjoy this comforting Irish stew with crusty bread or soda bread.
Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other vegetables like celery or parsnips.
For extra richness, you can stir in a splash of Guinness stout during cooking.
Irish stew is even better the next day, as flavors continue to meld together. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat gently before serving.
This Irish stew recipe captures the essence of traditional Irish cooking and is perfect for warming up on a chilly day. Enjoy preparing and savoring this delicious dish! 🍀