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    Irish Lamb or Beef Stew

    Irish Lamb or Beef Stew. Photo by Derf

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    2 hrs 55 mins

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    2 hrs 35 mins

    Derf's Note:

    This is comfort food. Serve with Irish soda bread and a mix of carrots and peas. This stew can also be cooked in a crockpot, layer the same and cook on low for 8 hours.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 907.18 g boned lamb (Lamb is traditional) or 907.18 g boned beef, sliced, 1/4 inch slices (Lamb is traditional)
    • 907.18 g peeled potatoes, thinly sliced (a mandolin slicer works best)
    • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
    • salt and pepper, each layer to taste
    • 29.58 ml fresh parsley
    • 4.92 ml chopped fresh thyme or 2.46 ml dried thyme
    • 368.54 g water


    1. 1
      Trim the meat, leaving a little of the fat and slice.
    2. 2
      Season the meat and veggies with salt, pepper, 2 teaspoons of parsley and the thyme.
    3. 3
      Layer the potatoes, meat and onions in a large casserole, starting and finishing with a layer of potatoes.
    4. 4
      Add the water and cover tightly.
    5. 5
      Cook in a preheated oven at 275 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, shake occasionally to prevent sticking, and check liquid now and then.
    6. 6
      Do not add unless absolutly necessary.
    7. 7
      The potatoes will thicken the finished stew so it should not be too runny.
    8. 8
      Just before serving, remove lid and brown the top under a hot broiler and sprinkle with remaining parsley.
    9. 9
      The potatoes on top should be nice and brown and crisp.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 02, 2002


      Dorothy, I was just going to post this recipe but I see you beat me to it. This is an authentic version that is simple and quick. The meat is not browned and requires just potatoes and onions. In my version I use bay leaf instead of thyme, 1 cup beef broth and 1 cup beer instead of water and I don't brown the potatoes. Current food trends seem so dependent on a long list of ingredients and strange parrings. It is so wonderful to eat such delicious simple food.

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    • on January 10, 2003


      This was very easy to make. I used my crockpot and cooked all day long-was ready right after the football game! Great flavor with just simple ingredients.

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    • on May 13, 2002


      This stew was amazing! It took about 10mins to prepare. I used lamb and let it cook slow all afternoon. By dinnertime the wonderful aroma had me on my knees! I would recommend this recipe especially to the guys out there who want a REALLY easy way to make a dinner that lasts for 2 days of breakfast, lunch & dinner ;)

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Lamb or Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (289 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.6
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 21.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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