This dish always reminds me of cold winter nights in our flat in Ballymun, where my ex-wife used to make this traditional Dublin winter stew. It relies heavily on Irish sausage and bacon, so try and use these, if you can. If not, use a low-fat bacon, such as Canadian bacon, and a plain uncooked breakfast sausage. Because of the milk, this is sometimes referred to as a white stew.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; cook the sausages and bacon in the bottom of the Dutch oven until the bacon is crisp; drain fat from the pan, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings. Crumble the bacon and halve the sausages.

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  • Heat the reserved drippings to the Dutch oven over low heat along with the crumbled bacon and sausages. Add the onions and carrots; cook and stir until the onions soften, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the stock and milk; bring to a simmer until the potatoes are fork tender 30 to 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 18.1g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 57.1mg; sodium 851.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2009
I made this for St Patrick's day a few years ago with Irish Cider Cake for Dessert. It's a wonderfully hearty dish. As long as quality (85% pork and above) sausages are used and good cuts of bacon I don't really think it needs any more seasoning. Just a twist of salt and black pepper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2008
This is the kind of thing my mum would make for me and my brother when we were kids. It's simple no-frills hearty comfort food and pretty inexpensive too. That being said I think a lot of people are going to find it very bland. I added garlic and onion powders and made it with homemade chicken stock and it was still pretty blah. Husband sprinkled hot sauce over his. Not bad but it needs some tweaking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2009
I made this for St Patrick's day a few years ago with Irish Cider Cake for Dessert. It's a wonderfully hearty dish. As long as quality (85% pork and above) sausages are used and good cuts of bacon I don't really think it needs any more seasoning. Just a twist of salt and black pepper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2008
This is the kind of thing my mum would make for me and my brother when we were kids. It's simple no-frills hearty comfort food and pretty inexpensive too. That being said I think a lot of people are going to find it very bland. I added garlic and onion powders and made it with homemade chicken stock and it was still pretty blah. Husband sprinkled hot sauce over his. Not bad but it needs some tweaking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
It smells absolutely delicious. I added the potatoes after the liquid because I couldn't see in the recipe when to do it. I also added peas. Super delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
The recipe is great. My husband is a picky eater and loves it. I just made a few changes. I used smoked sausage and red potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2009
WHEN MY MUM SHOWED ME HOW TO MAKE THIS CODDLE WE USED HOMEMADE VEG SOUP AND ADD THE SAUSAGE (EASIER TO USE SKINLESS)AND BACON TO THE SOUP TO COOK GENTLE LIKE A STEW.IT GIVES IT A REAL HEARTY FLAVOUR. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2014
I boil the meat (I use sausage and smoked pork chops) in cider first and then layer the meat onion thinly sliced carrots and thinly sliced potatoes in several layers. Then pour in the cider cover and simmer for about an hour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
I used Canadian Bacon and breakfast sausage as description says is ok. This dish came out awesome. I followed the directions up until you notice it doesn't tell you when to add the potatoes. Well since it has to simmer for 30 minutes I added the potatoes when I added the liquid. And OMG good. It was so good that my 14 year old who doesn't like anything with a lot of liquid in it asked for more after it was all gone. I suggest if you have 4 or more people making a double batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2014
Beautiful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
I substituted breakfast sausage for the Irish Sausage and when it was almost done I added a 1/4 cup milk with 4 tbsp of cornstarch to really thicken up the broth. But that is all I did to this recipe. It was FANTASTIC!!! It tastes the same as the Coddle I ordered at an Irish Pub in Bloomington Indiana! My husband loved it too! Read More
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