Traditional Irish Stew

Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

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


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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