6 Reviews

My kids dread the corned-beef-and-cabbage so this St. Patty's Day I surprised them with this stew -- it was a hit! I did make the following changes: I floured the lamb cubes before browning, no rutabagas (personal preference), fresh thyme sprigs instead of rosemary (DH hates rosemary), and added 1/3 cup white wine. I let it simmer for a good, long time. The lamb was so tender and the flavor was just right. To the reviewer who said it was bland: add a little more salt and garlic and the white wine may help. Served it with beer bread. Next year I'll pair it with a hearty brown bread. Thanks for posting -- now my kids look forward to March 17th for "that awesome stew"!

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Gina Farina March 18, 2014

This lamb stew was delicious. Very easy to make. I put everything in a crockpot and let it cook for 8 hours. This recipe is a keeper.

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Lori Bailey January 29, 2002

This was tasty, but sort of bland. I've tried several things over the past few weeks that were Irish, and they seem to all be missing something. I think next time I will add some garlic salt and play around with some other seasonings. My hubby still rated it a 7 1/2~~he loves lamb!! :O) Thanks for sharing!

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SPrins March 27, 2009

OMG ~ this is SO tasty! I used a lamb roast, cut into cubes, then added everything except the rutabagas (didn't have any on hand) into a large stock pot and cooked it all day on low. I doubled this recipe and served it, along with some Irish Soda Bread, for St. Patricks dinner. Everyone raved about it. My brother-in-law remarked that it was the best stew he's ever had. I think the lad is right!

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MontanaSuz March 25, 2008

I am guessing that #11 in the directions for turnips is a misprint as rutabagas are called for in the recipe list. 2 cups rutabagas, diced 11. Add the carrots and turnips, and cook for 10 minutes.

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lamecherry March 17, 2006

I fixed this as part of a large St. Patrick's Day dinner and it was very good. I used baby potatoes, which made a nice presentation, but were probably not worth the extra price. I also used the frozen peas with pearl onions, rather than the separate items. I did use the crockpot method and made it the day before, which made it very easy Then I just reheated the day of the event..

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Donna Matthews June 16, 2004
Irish Lamb Stew