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Favorite Irish Stew

Lamb is a great source of protein and adds a delicious flavor to this Irish 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 (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 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


  • Place 1/3 cup flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add lamb, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add potatoes and carrots; cover and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in peas; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 271 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • banazer
    May 11, 2019

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  • bjsilve0
    Dec 11, 2017

    Used Chicken broth (allergic to beef) and it was fantastic!!!

  • dyeide
    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!

  • taub
    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

  • kayakbabe1
    Mar 16, 2014

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

  • Bethany1006
    Apr 9, 2013

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  • ConnieK
    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.

  • caree929
    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!

  • millieanne
    Mar 18, 2013

    Hearty and quite tasty. Even my toddler enjoyed the beef and peas. I'd make it again!

  • karenljones
    Mar 17, 2013

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