Monday, March 18, 2013

Irish Lamb Stew

Although this is a day (or a few days) late, it's better than never right?  LOL  I'm still getting used to blogging about holiday before they happen, but it kinda looses it's magic when you do that in my opinion.  So as a date yesterday, I made this Irish Lamb Stew as a compliation of different recipes because none of them were what I was looking for.  Is it really that difficult to find a traditional Irish Lamb Stew recipe--apparently yes it is!  Some had tomatoes in it and other had white wine....  Ireland is a meat and potatoes with a pint of Guinness type of place!

{Serve your Irish Lamb Stew over mashed potatoes}

{Silly me grabbed ground lamb and not lamb chunks--oh well!  I used Guinness black lager because it's my favorite}

{Teeny, tiny cabbage!}

{Because I bought ground lamb, I sauted it with the bacon and onions so I could control the chunk size--I liked the cooked flavor it gave the stew though!}

{This recipe makes A TON so half it or invite friends over for good food and beer!}

{After 8 hours in the crock pot--so delicious smelling!}

Irish Lamb Stew

Makes 8 servings


1 pound lamb, chunks or ground
1 pound bacon, cut into chunks
1 medium onion, chopped
2 bottles/cans Guinness
4 cups beef broth
6 cloves garlic,  minced
1 pint mushrooms, sliced
1 parsnip, peeled and diced
1 small cabbage, sliced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cups celery, diced
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
Mashed potatoes
  1. Brown lamb, bacon and onions in a pan; transfer to crock pot.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except butter, flour, and mashed potatoes into the crockpot and cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  3. About 30 minutes before serving, ladle out as much liquid as you can (about 3 cups).
  4. Heat butter in a skillet until hot; add flour and cook to make a roux.
  5. Add stew liquid to roux cooking until hot and thick.
  6. Add sauce back to stew and heat on high for 30 minutes or until stew thickens.
  7. Serve over mashed potatoes.
As we sat down to dinner, with a pint of Guinness, and a themed movie, Ben thought that the stew was still too runny (he exact words were "My mashed potatoes are getting watered down! But the stew is good.")  Don't ever come between him and his potatoes.....  I thought it was delicious; in fact, I'm having some for lunch today :o)

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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