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Irish Stew Recipe {Monday Meals}

I cooked this Irish Stew recipe for St Patrick’s Day last year. It was a cold day & perfect comfort food.  If there’s still a chill in the air where you live, try this Irish Stew recipe – your family will love it.

Irish Stew Recipe with parsley mashed potatoes & Irish soda bread toasts - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Irish Stew Recipe - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Irish Stew Recipe - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Irish Stew Recipe - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Irish Stew Recipe - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Simmer 1 hour
Irish Stew Recipe - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comSimmer another hour
Irish Stew Recipe with Irish Soda bread toasts - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Parsley Mashed Potatoes served with Irish Stew Recipe - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Irish Stew Recipe served of parsley mashed potatoes - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Irish Stew Recipe with parsley mashed potatoes & Irish soda bread toasts - yummy comfort food from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comWhen I serve the Irish stew as leftovers, I plan to serve it over rice.  So many yummy ways to eat Irish stew & enjoy true comfort food.



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Irish Stew Recipe (with Parsley Mashed Potatoes & Irish Soda Bread Toasts)

Irish Stew Recipe (with Parsley Mashed Potatoes & Irish Soda Bread Toasts)

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 pounds stew meat
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef stock (I use beef bouillon cubes & make my own)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbsp steak sauce
  • 1 bottle Guinness Stout
  • 4 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
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  • Mashed Potatoes:
  • 5 potatoes, cleaned & cut in half
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • salt & pepper
  • parsley
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  • Irish Soda Bread

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in dutch oven
  2. Mix together flour, salt & pepper
  3. Dredge beef chunks in flour
  4. Brown beef in oil, about 5 minutes on each side. You may need to do this is groups.
  5. Remove beef from pan
  6. Repeat browning beef, 1 layer of beef at a time.
  7. Add onion & cook until translucent.
  8. Add garlic & cook for 1 minute
  9. Return beef to dutch oven
  10. Stir in tomato paste
  11. Add all liquids (stock, wine, beer). Scrape bottom of pan to loosen bits
  12. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat & simmer 1 hour
  13. Add carrots & celery. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat & simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour
  14. Meat & veggies should be fork tender
  15. While stew is cooking for last hour, prepare mashed potatoes & Irish soda bread toasts.
  16. To make potatoes: Boil potatoes with skins. Drain. Mash. Add butter & cream until creamy. Season with salt, pepper, parsley (adding St Pat's green)
  17. To make toasts: Slice bread (or cut in shamrocks). Drizzle with olive oil & sprinkle with parmesan. Broil til golden
  18. Serve Irish stew over mashed potatoes
  19. Top with shamrock-shaped toast
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