How to make Irish Stew

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner many people across the world and especially in the U.S.A. celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. This year why not celebrate with one of the easiest recipes from Ireland. It’s no wonder families survived on these basic ingredients when times were tough.

You will need

  • One Large Pot with lid
  • 2.25 Kg of whole potatoes
  • 600g of diced beef
  • 680g of sliced carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 beef stock cubes

Begin by browning the beef in the bottom of the pot at full heat. As it browns chop your onion into small pieces and add to the mixture continue to stir periodically.

Dissolve one stock cube in 330mls of water and add when the steak is brown.

Add the carrots to the mixture and top up the pot with boiling water until the ingredients are just covered.

Reduce the heat to half and leave for 30 mins.

Add the potatoes whole and peeled – season to taste and add a further 330ml dissolved stock cube. If the water level is not above the potatoes add more boiling water until it is.

Leave to cook for four hours on medium heat. Leave the lid half on and stir well each hour.

At hour four the stew can be eaten but to get the best taste leave overnight to cool then reheat until piping hot for 30 min before serving next day. This recipe should make six large bowls of stew.

Serve with white bread for dipping.

There you have it Irish Stew for all the family.

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