Traditional Irish Stew

Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

Then hurrah for an Irish Stew
That will stick to your belly like glue.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Using only salt and pepper to flavor, I wasn't sure how the seasoning was going to be. But this stew was delicious! The lamb and bacon added tons of flavor. All that's missing is some crusty bread. I had the stew simmering for 2 hours and it came out perfect!

Ingredients

4
potatoes, thinly sliced
4
medium onions, thinly sliced
6
carrots, sliced
1 lb
canadian bacon, chopped
3 lb
lamb chops, 1-inch thick, trimmed, and cut into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 c
water
4
potatoes, halved
fresh parsley, finely chopped

Step-By-Step

1To make Irish stew, all the ingredients are assembled in layers in a large stew pot.
2Begin with layers of sliced potatoes, onions, and carrots.
3Top with a layer of Canadian bacon and lamb.
4Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
5Repeat these steps until all the ingredients are used.
6Add enough water to just cover the ingredients.
7Arrange the halved potatoes on top of the stew, but not in contact with the water, so they can steam as the rest is cooking.
8Simmer over a very low heat for about 2 hours.
9Sprinkle liberally with the chopped parsley and serve in soup bowls.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #Irish, #stew, #hearty, #winter