1/1 Photo of Simple Irish Stew
Pa. Hiker's Note:
Irish stew is easy to make and if made with mutton and cooked slowly will be both flavorsome and tender. Mutton, being an older meat, has more flavor than lamb but does need to be cooked for a couple of hours over a low heat with liquid. It should not be allowed to boil or the flavor will be spoiled. The following dish will be found to be hearty and nourishing and traditional enough. Traditionally this is eaten with fresh made Irish Soda Bread. This is especially satisfying on a cold winter evening, as the smells permiate the home and fill the stomach.
My Private Note
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- 1Cut the meat into good size chunks.
- 2Peel the vegetables and slice thickly.
- 3Chop the parsley.
- 4Choose a pot with a well-fitting lid and put in the ingredients in layers, starting and finishing with potatoes.
- 5Pour in the water and season to taste.
- 6Cover and put on a very low heat for about 2 1/2 hours until the meat is tender and the potatoes have thickened the liquid.
- 7The dish may also be made with lamb, in which case it requires only 1 1/2 hours cooking time.
- 8I prefer to make this in a crock pot and let cook all day or over night, it lets the flavors blend extra well.
- 9If using mutton let cook on low for 8 hours, with lamb only 5 hours will make an excellent stew.
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Nutritional Facts for Simple Irish Stew
Serving Size: 1 (604 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1107.0
- Calories from Fat 464
- Total Fat 51.5 g
- Saturated Fat 21.2 g
- Cholesterol 272.0 mg
- Sodium 274.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 77.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
- Sugars 8.9 g
- Protein 81.1 g