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Irish Stew Recipe

Today’s Irish Stew Recipe is a slow cooker meal that makes a quick and tasty meal on St. Patrick’s day! We love to celebrate St. Patties Day by wearing green, cooking Irish recipes, and wishing everyone Luck o’ Irish! 

Irish Stew

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Step-by-Step instructions for Irish Stew Recipe:

Yield: 12

Irish Stew Recipe

Irish Stew is just a fun, festive, yummy meal for St. Patrick's day!

Today's Irish Stew Recipe is a slow cooker meal that makes a quick and tasty meal on St. Patrick's day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 lbs cubed beef or lamb stewing meat
  • 6 cups potatoes, cubed
  • 4 cups turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Amber Odouls or Guiness, or other stout beer
  • 2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups beef stock, or 5 cup water + 5 bouillon cubes
  • 1/3 cup parsley leaves, minced


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet, brown meat in small batches and place in slow cooker.
  2. Over medium heat add onions to skillet and 1/4 cup water, stir scrapping up bits from bottom of pan, cook 5-6 minutes until onions soften.
  3. Add spices and Odouls or Guiness beer, bring to simmer.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add potatoes, turnips, carrots to slow cooker.
  6. Add broth to slow cooker.
  7. Add onion mixture and stir well.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours, high for 3 hours.
  9. Remove Bay leaves and Serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 704mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 38g

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