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.