Irish stew recipes

Every Irish household has their own version of Irish stew! Find tried and true, hearty Irish stew recipes made with lamb potatoes and onions.

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10 reviews

Traditional recipes for Irish stew use a tough, fatty cut of lamb and only potatoes, onions and herbs. This up-to-date version with lamb leg steaks is leaner, and more colourful with the addition of carrots, but still retains its comforting, homely flavour.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

416 reviews

Hearty and traditional Irish lamb stew. It's best to refrigerate the stew overnight, and reheat it the next day for eating. This soup 'ages' well! Serve with a decent bottle of stout.

Recipe by: Danny O'Flaugherty

98 reviews

Parsnips aren't traditional and are optional in this recipe, but I like the flavour they add. If you use a tougher cut of meat, you can leave it to simmer longer before adding the potatoes. This is fantastic on a cold, blustery day or served with a pint or two of the black stuff on St Patrick's Day.

Recipe by: Ita

3 reviews

There's nothing more warming on a cold, wet day than a simple Irish stew made with lamb and potatoes. It doesn't need to be complicate dot taste good. This is my mum's recipe.

Recipe by: dannyboy

5 reviews

This is a very good traditional Irish stew. Lamb should be used but you can use beef if you like. Serve with Irish soda bread

Recipe by: IrishMountainGirl

2 reviews

In the galley, one-pot meals are simple and safe - especially when made in a pressure cooker. This is a brilliant solution when you've dropped anchor and are surrounded by friendly boaties just waiting for a newcomer to go visit ... and the aroma from your galley will have them rowing across in no time! Be diligent about shaking the pot, as below, to prevent sticking. Ingredients aren't always easy to come by in out-of-the-way sailing spots, so do this with whatever meat you can!

Recipe by: screencraft

No reviews

This is a great-tasting dish taken from O'Neill's Irish pubs' 2012/13 Winter menu. It's packed full of traditional ingredients such as shoulder of lamb, onions, carrots and potatoes. This recipe was conjured up by a customer who won a nationwide competition to find a new Irish Stew recipe and is currently available in O'Neill's pubs across the UK.

Recipe by: Grayling

7 reviews

This recipe is based on the traditional Irish stew, with a few tweaks. Lamb mince is simmered with mushrooms, leeks, potatoes and cabbage. It's the perfect square meal for the winter.

Recipe by: chi_phx_singer

No reviews

My mother's Irish stew recipe, made with traditional mutton. Don't be afraid to add lots of black pepper.

Recipe by: IrishGael

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