Irish Beef Stew
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
Makes15 servings (3-3/4 quarts)
Lots of ingredients in this recipe.... can be a bit intimidating but well worth all the time and work. I cut the recipe in half since there's just 2 of us but, other than that, followed the recipe exactly except I used an onion instead of leeks because that's what I had on hand. The finished stew is delicious and gets a great flavor from the bacon. I served with a nice crusty French bread and a simple green salad on the side. This is one delicious stew you'll want to make many times over, especially during the cold weather. 4 stars given to reflect the number of ingredients as well as time and effort needed to make the recipe. As far as taste? I'd give it 10 stars if I could!!
This stew has everything from bacon to beer to mushrooms - all good ingredients! I made this using pre-cooked bacon and feel that cooking with the real thing will add more flavor. Definitely choose to add the stout if you have the chance. This smells great while cooking, and reheats nicely as leftovers.
Delicious beef stew! I used half the bacon called for and left out the mushrooms but other than that made as directed. Excellent flavor. It wasn't difficult to make but it did require a bit of time and attention.
A lot of prep to this one but so worthwhile. Tge beef was tender and the favor was spot on.
So good. More then good amazing. The whole family loved it
Followed the instructions almost exactly (I don’t always do that). Stew was tasty. A previous reviewer said the bacon taste was too intense. I actually used a lot more bacon (recipe called for 8 strips, but there was almost double that in the pack I bought) and I couldn’t even taste the bacon in the end product, but I’m sure it added flavor. The only thing left out of the instructions is that after you put in the potatoes for their hour of cooking, I felt you needed to stir the pot every 5-6 minutes to keep from burning the stew to the bottom of the pan.
Best beef stew I've ever made. Super flavorful and comforting.
Not to our liking. The bacon overpowered most everything else (We have never had too much bacon) Bacon from the US is very different than what you find in Ireland, perhaps that’s the issue
A new favorite of my family! Easy and filling.
I would like to see a slow cooker version of this great looking recipe. Please?