Ireland has so many wonderful tastes to please the palate. Of all of those great culinary delights, Irish Stew would have to be a favorite of mine. Apparently, my family agrees, because a pot full of 'Irish Stew, My Way' doesn't last long around this house. Served inside a bread bowl or with fresh dinner rolls on the side, it is a hearty and savory meal. Give it a try.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 1 onion in skillet, and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix in garlic. Cook and stir until tender. Mix in the lamb and pork, and cook until evenly brown. Reduce heat to low, and pour in beef broth. Simmer 30 minutes.

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  • Transfer the skillet mixture to a large pot. Mix in the carrots, turnip, parsnips, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, remaining onion, and celery. Pour in the beer. Cover, and cook 2 hours over low heat.

  • Remove 1/2 cup stew liquid. Stir potatoes into pot, and continue cooking 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. About 15 minutes before serving, mix cornstarch into the reserved liquid. Stir into the stew to thicken.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 24.9g 50% DV; carbohydrates 46.1g 15% DV; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 60.7mg 20% DV; sodium 333.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2005
I love this recipe! And best of all my family do too! I left out the bell peppers though as my husband has an allergy to them but it still tasted great and was easy as pie to make! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2005
Sorry but we didn't like this. The Italian seasoning seemed a bit strange but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly; I should have followed my instinct. Additionally it needed a lot more salt than what the recipe calls for. It just wasn't very good. Thumbs down on this one. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2005
I love this recipe! And best of all my family do too! I left out the bell peppers though as my husband has an allergy to them but it still tasted great and was easy as pie to make! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/16/2005
Sorry but we didn't like this. The Italian seasoning seemed a bit strange but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly; I should have followed my instinct. Additionally it needed a lot more salt than what the recipe calls for. It just wasn't very good. Thumbs down on this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
Very good! We liked the combination of vegetables so I didn't change anything. (This is unusual for me--I like to experiment.) Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2005
This made a fine satisfying meal and I will undoubtedly make this in the future. I did have to had water to the recipe though; the broth and beer did not provide enough liquid for all the meat and veggies to simmer in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2005
I made this for my husband and he loved it. Then a few neighboorhood kids dropped by and they loved it and when their folks came by they finished it off!! Everyone enjoyed it and the kids asked for seconds on the turnips!!thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2009
I found this stew to be more Spanish then Irish...ok taste.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2005
I changed the recipe a bit to suit my family of vegetarians by using 2 lbs. soy chicken and unchicken broth for the beef broth. Was a huge hit! Everyone had seconds. Will be a winter staple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
This receipe is fantastic! My husband loved it. I used just pork and no lamb and used orange and yellow peppers. A time consuming recipe but worth the wait! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2014
This was awesome! Used beef instead of lamb. Had to add another 2 cups of beef broth but I may have added more veggies than called for. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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