Simple Slow Cooker Irish Stew


I received this recipe when I was in the third grade. Our teacher made this for us in class on St. Patrick's Day, and I've made this very simple, hearty meal every year in March since then.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 4 medium yellow onions, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 beef bouillon cubes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil. Cook stew meat until browned on all side, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer browned meat to the insert of a slow cooker. Add potatoes, onion, water, bouillon cubes, salt, and pepper.

  3. Cover and cook on Low power for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
19g Fat
33g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 980mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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