Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

Guinness stout beer gives richness and depth to this lamb stew without any hint of beer flavor, but you could use any dark beer. Irish stew is traditionally made with lamb, but you may substitute beef if you must. The onions, peas, and mushrooms add flavor, but you may wish to add some garlic for extra punch. Makes a hearty and filling meal for St. Patrick's Day or any day. If you have any questions e-mail me: AlanLeonetti@q.com

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown lamb in butter in large Dutch oven or heavy saucepot with tight fitting cover. Add stout beer, beef broth, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, thyme, and onions. Cover and simmer 45 minutes. Skim off any excess fat.
  2. Add peas, barley and mushrooms. Cover and simmer an additional 15 minutes, or until lamb and vegetables are tender.