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Luck of the Irish Stew

Luck of the Irish Stew

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 1 hr

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Nothing is more Irish than rich, flavorful, Irish stew full of carrots, potatoes, and lamb. Don't wait until St. Patrick's Day dinner to make this dish.


  • 1 pound boneless lamb or boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium potatoes (1-1/2 pounds), peeled and quartered
  • 6 medium carrots, sliced 1/2-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, combine lamb or beef, beef broth, onions, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to boiling, and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Skim off the fat.
  2. Add the potatoes, carrots, dried thyme and basil. Bring to boiling, and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes more or till vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  3. Stir together the cold water and flour. Stir into the stew. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Garnish with the thyme, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

(Luck of the Irish Stew)

Servings Per Recipe 6, fiber (g) 5, sodium (mg) 615, carb. (g) 30, cal. (kcal) 315, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 50

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