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Irish Lamb Stew Recipe

Did you like the look of the Irish lamb stew from the St Patrick’s Day dinner party post?

This hearty dish is perfect for absorbing all the whiskey and beer that is generally consumed on St Patrick’s Day.A delicious Irish Lamb stew recipe which is the perfect meal to serve on St Patrick's day. An easy, delicious and budget friendly meal.

Unlike a lot of recipes that you will see, traditional Irish lamb stew would not have had alcohol added to it.  It was a peasant’s dish and they certainly would not have “wasted” their alcohol in food.

It doesn’t hurt however to have a nice glass of Guinness to accompany the stew!

A delicious Irish Lamb stew recipe which is the perfect meal to serve on St Patrick's day. An easy, delicious and budget friendly meal.

Irish stew used to traditionally be made with mutton, but it is now more commonly made with lamb. Mutton would have been used because due to it’s age it would have had no use other than for food. Remember it was a peasant’s dish!

A delicious Irish Lamb stew recipe which is the perfect meal to serve on St Patrick's day. An easy, delicious and budget friendly meal.

The ingredients are basic, and the recipe is incredibly easy.  This makes it the prefect dish for a dinner party even if it wasn’t St Patrick’s Day!

Despite all that, it is very tasty and must be tried if you have not done so already.

Accompany the Irish stew with some soda bread and ……yum!  Total deliciousness.  Is there seriously anything better than dipping some freshly made bread into a hot, hearty stew?  Nope…didn’t think so!

A delicious Irish Lamb stew recipe which is the perfect meal to serve on St Patrick's day. An easy, delicious and budget friendly meal.

How To Make Easy Irish Lamb Stew:

The ingredients below is enough to make Irish lamb stew for 4 people.  Multiply according to the number of guests you have.

Irish Lamb Stew Recipe

Irish Lamb Stew Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1lb/500g mutton or lamb cutlets (bone removed) cut into 2″/5cm chunk
  • • 2lb/ 1 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • • 1 cup/115g onion, roughly chopped
  • • 1 cup/ 100g leeks, cleaned and finely sliced
  • • 1 cup/170g carrots, roughly chopped
  • • 1½ pints / 750 ml dark beef stock
  • • 2 or 3 cabbage leaves, thinly sliced (optional)
  • • Salt, Pepper and Rosemary

Instructions

In a large frying pan heat half the oil and add half the lamb pieces. Once the lamb has browned, remove and place in a large saucepan. Cover with a half of the potatoes, onions, leeks and carrots.

2: Add the remaining oil to the frying pan, heat again then add the remaining lamb and brown all over. Add to the saucepan and cover with the remaining vegetables.

3: Add the stock, and cook for 1 hour. Add the cabbage (if using) and cook for another hour.

4: Check from time to time to make sure the stock isn’t reducing too much, if it is add a little boiling water. The meat and vegetables should always be covered by liquid. If the sauce is too runny at the end, cook a little longer with the lid removed.

5: Season with salt, pepper and rosemary, according to your taste. Serve with Rosemary as garnish.

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A delicious Irish Lamb stew recipe which is the perfect meal to serve on St Patrick's day. An easy, delicious and budget friendly meal.

With simple ingredients you can produce this tasty meal.  Are you going to give this a try?

Have you made Irish lamb stew before? Do you make it with any differences to these ingredients?

A delicious Irish Lamb stew recipe which is the perfect meal to serve on St Patrick's day. An easy, delicious and budget friendly meal.

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