Traditional Irish Stew
That will stick to your belly like glue.
Blue Ribbon Recipe
Using only salt and pepper to flavor, we weren'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. We had the stew simmering for 2 hours and it came out perfect! The Test Kitchen
4potatoes, thinly sliced
4medium onions, thinly sliced
1 lbCanadian bacon, chopped
3 lblamb chops, 1-inch thick, trimmed, and cut into small pieces
·salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 cwater
·fresh parsley, finely chopped
How to Make Traditional Irish Stew
- To make Irish stew, all the ingredients are assembled in layers in a large stew pot.
- Begin with layers of sliced potatoes, onions, and carrots.
- Top with a layer of Canadian bacon and lamb.
- Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
- Repeat these steps until all the ingredients are used.
- Add enough water to just cover the ingredients.
- 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.
- Simmer over a very low heat for about 2 hours.
- Sprinkle liberally with the chopped parsley and serve in soup bowls.