Luck of the Irish Stew
Recipe from Midwest Living

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.


Luck of the Irish Stew

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Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions
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 information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 315, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 50, carb. (g) 30, fiber (g) 5, sodium (mg) 615, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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