Irish stew is a traditional Irish stew made from lamb, beef
or mutton, (mutton is used as it comes from less tender sheep over a year old
and is fattier and more flavourful) as well as potatoes, carrots, onions, and
Left:In a modern
lamb stew, the meat is browned first to give colour.
The essence of Irish stew is summed up in the recipe's entry in
Joy of Cooking: "This famous stew is not browned."
More recently, stouts have been added to provide extra flavor.
1 lb of
tablespoon of parsley.
cubes, or 1 pint of homemade/prepared stock.
Boil the stewing beef alone for about 1 hour.
Strain off most of the fat.
Chop the vegetables to spoon size.
Put all ingredients in a big pot including the stock, and bring to boil and
simmer for 1 1/2 hours.