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Irish Beef Stew

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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. stew meat (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 leek (thinly sliced)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup beer (dark stout)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 lb. russet potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
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    Calories520Calories from Fat280
    Total Fat31g48%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat280
    Total Carbohydrate40g13%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A90%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Barney P. 2 years ago
    It was great I like the mashed potatoes makes it close to shepherds pie. I would suggest using Guinness as it’s not an Irish stew without Guinness
    Sean 2 years ago
    This is the best beef stew we have ever had.
    Rose 2 years ago
    I doubled the recipe, and served it to my Bunco club - many raves! ☘️ The fresh thyme, I think, is the key ingredient for the excellent flavor. I did “cheat” when it came to the mashed potatoes. I used store bought (made with milk and butter), and added minced garlic and a little half and half. Topped with this excellent stew, no one knew the difference!
    Jennifer Daniels 2 years ago
    We used the meat from our own carrot-fed cow - sauteed the meat first, ( 2 bags of meat). I didn't have tomato paste, so I used tomato sauce- eyeballed it for about 1/2 cup+, also eyeballed what I imagined 2 carrots would equal (I used baby carrots). I always add more beer & garlic, and I also used baby red and yellow potatoes. Completely forgot to add the green peas. Was RAVED over - literally, nothing was left.
    Sara 2 years ago
    Turned out good meat was very tender a little salty for my taste. basically a more labor intense shepherds pie but I would make it again and put in more carrots
    Denise 2 years ago
    Made this stew and my family loved it!
    Shay 2 years ago
    THE best stew I’ve ever made!! A true keeper!
    Hoopes 3 years ago
    Amazing! I made it with ground beef so that I could use it for shepherds pie. The garlicky mash potatoes were awesome on top. Very tasty!
    Katie O'Connell 3 years ago
    I will definitely be adding this to the fall/winter soup rotation, my boyfriend and his son and I loved it!
    Jamie Hester 3 years ago
    it was awesome! I always cook my beef with steak seasoning, Worcestershire, and soy sauce, but other than that, not much altering except that I used a light beer because that's what I had.
    Lorena L. 3 years ago
    Was not what I expected. It was okay but the taste was to me inferior to a traditional stew. The butter and flour mix at the end was a nice touch to add body and texture to it. Will have that in mind for other recipes.
    SuperbHomeCook 3 years ago
    This was beyond my expectations. It was absolutely delicious.
    Mary M. 3 years ago
    Excellent. I diverted a few ingredients to my suiting. It turned out better than expected. Hot and Hearty
    Jennifer 3 years ago
    this recipe is great as is, I will definitely make this again!
    Nancy Saunders 3 years ago
    I made the stew as directed but left out the garlic. I served it with my regular mashed potatoes. My husband loved it. I liked it. It was fairly bland but tasty.
    Peggy T. 3 years ago
    It is superb.Will make again.
    Stethanie O. 3 years ago
    The family loved this recipe!
    Amy Murray 3 years ago
    This was the BEST stew I have ever made!!! Sooo delicious!!!
    Cheryl Lohr 3 years ago
    I've never made stew before. This was ok, but the tomato paste gave a strong flavor i wasn't expecting in stew.
    Mike Gilpin 4 years ago
    Best and easiest Irish stew I’ve made. The family raved about it. I used chuck roast, cut into 1 inch pieces, 1 1/2 lbs of it (I like more meat in the stew). The leeks added a great subtle taste, and the stout really deepens the flavor.
    Jay B M. 4 years ago
    It was a big hit. I used venison backstrap in place of beef, and it turned out wonderful.
    Yasemin 4 years ago
    This was great! I left the peas out because we don't love those, and served with French bread rolls instead of mashed potatoes. Will make again
    Julie 4 years ago
    Delicious! I used fresh green beans instead of peas. I also used larger quantity of veggies than listed. There was plenty of gravy for extra veggies. I switched up the directions a little. First browned meat and reserved in baking stone container. Made gravy by adding butter and flour to pan juices, then adding beer and broth while whisking. Add seasonings to gravy. I cut veggies while meat was browning and added to baking pan. I made mashed potatoes after stew was baking. I will make again!
    Swant 4 years ago
    Very good! I didn’t brown. I just put the veggies and meat (not peas) in my slow cooker on low for the day. It needed more water because I was leaving it unattended. Everything else I did the same. I will make this again!
    Jennifer 4 years ago
    Excellent! My father is visiting, I made this stew for him and my two boys. He was incredibly impressed by the complexity of the flavors. They requested I make it again, soon. I don’t eat meat, but cook it for my family I tried a bite without the meat, WOW! I was ready to pour a bowl myself. Incredible! Forgot to pick up a stout beer, used a bottle of Devils Backbone Vienna lager instead.
    Lara Susann 4 years ago
    Delicious dish. The whole family loved it. We will defiantly make this again.
    JB 4 years ago
    Used a local Oklahoma Stout beer and this dinner turned out to be very tasty. I probably would add more salt next time. Plus I thickened this stew with cornstarch instead off flour and butter
    Lil 4 years ago
    Great comfort food recipe. Substituted vegetable stock for beef, gluten free flour for regular flour and used thin angus minute steak cut into smaller pieces to shorten stewing time. Also added a bit of hot sauce. This recipe is a keeper.
    Larkin 4 years ago
    swapped the beef for lamb and loved it!
    Linda A. 4 years ago
    Beef was tender, veggies and gravy were very tasty.