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Favorite Irish Stew Recipe
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Favorite Irish Stew Recipe

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Lamb is a great source of protein and adds a delicious flavor to this classic stew. If you can't find it at your grocery store, try using beef stew meat instead. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup equals 271 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place 1/3 cup flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add lamb, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a Dutch oven, brown lamb in batches in 2 tablespoons oil. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute onions in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Return lamb to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
  4. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in peas; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Add seasonings and Worcestershire sauce. Combine remaining flour with water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Irish Stew in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p41

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup equals 271 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

Omg! The Best stew ever...although, I personally placed it in a slow cooker + the frozen peas + turned it off an hour before serving and my spouse added 1 cup of sour cream 2 thicken it up abit...delish!

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

I loved this stew, i worked diligently to get this perfect. I added a box of white mushrooms. it was SUPER DELICIOUS!!! but then i added the flour paste thickner at the end and it ruined the dish. i should of known better. The flour paste at the end is to thicken if its needed, otherwise the dish can do without and since i followed the 4 cup broth direction and added extra mushroom, it was delicious. SO DONT ADD FLOUR PASTE AT END IF YOU DONT NEED TO, its just a thickner

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

Very tasty Irish stew! We added some spinach which makes it even better and greener!

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

Excellent recipe. I used beef instead of lamb and have to say this is the best beef stew I have ever made. I can't imagine what it will taste like tomorrow because is was perfect today!!!! This is definitely a keeper.

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

I tried making lamb stew for St. Patrick's Day a few years ago and didn't like the result. The stew was too rich for my taste. But I thought I'd try again with this recipe and boy am I glad I did! It was pretty easy and very flavorful. The stew had just the right consistency and tasted wonderful with homemade soda bread. I would like to try to make this in my slow cooker, only because I'm not fond of having to stand over the stovetop when I make stew! I will definitely make this again!

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