Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I’m sharing my easy Irish Beef Stew. A great group of bloggers and I are giving away $800.00! Be sure and enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Two lucky winners will receive $400.00 cash!
I’m well aware that lamb is the preferred meat for Irish Stew. I did not grow up eating lamb and it’s not anywhere near the top of my favorite foods. So, beef it is.
I use my slow cooker to make Irish Beef Stew. However, this can easily be made in a Dutch Oven on top of the stove or in the oven.
Helpful Hint: If you’re cooking your Irish Beef Stew on top of the stove, brown the meat in the dutch oven, add the other ingredients and simmer (stirring occasionally) for 45-50 minutes or until beef is tender. When using a dutch oven in the oven, cook at 325º F for about 2 hours.
Let’s make Irish Beef Stew!
If you’re using a slow cooker, brown the beef stew in a large skillet, in two or three batches. I like to give it a really good sear. During the last batch, I add the garlic and sauté for one minute. If you sauté garlic too long, it becomes bitter.
Helpful Hint: When browning meat, don’t crowd it. It will cause the meat to steam instead of brown.
Add all the other ingredients to the slow cooker and give it a good stir. Place the beef and garlic mixture on top. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5. Yum!
I love to cook my Irish Beef Stew all day while I’m home working. It smells delicious and tastes even better. Add a green salad and your favorite bread. Dinner is served.
- I-1/2 pounds stew beef
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 5 cups beef stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup Guinness (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cups peeled and sliced carrots
- In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides. Add the garlic and sauté for one minute.
- Add all the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir together. Place the meat on top.
- Cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
What’s your favorite Saint Patrick’s Day Food?
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