Hearty Irish Stew Recipe For The Whole Family To Enjoy

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Irish stew is a celebrated Irish dish; each household typically has its own family recipe. 

On our weekly dose of Irish newsletter, we mentioned we would be bringing on a regular weekly Irish recipe from an Irish food blogger. Please welcome Nicola from The Wonky Spatula.

This week we are starting off with a straightforward old time classic an Irish stew recipe.

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A simple and delicious meal that the entire family can enjoy.

Irish Stew Recipe:

Irish Stew Recipe

Ingredients for your Irish stew:

  • 350g good quality lean lamb pieces
  • 1/2 large white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 baby leeks, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into rings
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Handful of fresh parsley & thyme

Method for cooking your Irish stew:

  1. In a large pot heat the olive oil, add the lamb to brown and season well, adding a splash of water if necessary.
  2. Once the lamb has sealed, add the onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, sweet potato, leek.
  4. Pour in the stock and the water, bring to the boil and gently simmer for roughly 45 minutes – until the meat and vegetables are tender and cooked through.
  5. Leave to rest before serving, ideally, this dish should be made a day in advance for maximum flavour.

Irish Stew Recipe

There you have it, as we said it is a simple recipe which makes things easier.

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