Traditional Irish Stew
This traditional Irish stew is a hearty, succulent dish made with lamb, vegetables and potatoes that will warm you up on a cold day.
- 2 pounds lamb shoulder cubed
- 8 medium potatoes sliced/unpeeled
- 3 Spanish onions sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups water
- Using a sharp knife, trim excess fat from meat.
- Put a layer of sliced potatoes into large stew pot, followed by layer of onions, and then a layer of the cubed meat, sprinkling parsley, thyme, and salt and pepper between the layers.
- Continue layering and sprinkling, ending with a layer of potatoes on top.
- Add water to pot, cover the pot and bring contents to a boil.
- Turn down heat, and gently simmer until meat is quite tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
- You may have to stir from time to time and add a little water to keep liquid level up.
- Be careful not to overdo it, however. Irish stew is thick and should not drown in its own broth.
Calories: 369 kcal
Carbohydrates: 55 g
Protein: 26 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 61 mg
Sodium: 90 mg
Potassium: 1565 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 181 IU
Vitamin C: 64 mg
Calcium: 70 mg
Iron: 4 mg