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Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipe

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipe

IRISH STEW 

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th), we wanted to share with you this incredibly delicious Irish Stew. Its colors, texture, smell, and taste will make you feel like the luckiest four-leafed clover ever.

The Meaning of The Irish Stew

The root of the word stew comes from the Old French estuver, which later jumped to English as “stew”. It means either a stove, cooking cauldron, or a heated room. The result of a stew is usually chunky, like a thick soup which you can enjoy with out-of-the-oven soda bread (another mouthwatering Irish recipe). This Irish stew is usually made of lamb, mutton, or beef, with vegetables like potatoes, onions, and carrots. It reflects entirely the history of Ireland itself.

When the Irish began immigrating to the United States in the mid-1800s, fleeing from starvation they realized that sheep were not as plentiful in America, so they substituted lamb for beef. Throughout the years the classic recipe has been evolving, where contemporary versions include Guinness beer, spices, and versatile herbs like parsley.

How to Make This Irish Meal

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 6 hrs.

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2lb beef chuck roast or lamb
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour (you can substitute for almond flour)
  • 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ cup of beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cup baby carrots
  • 4 peeled potatoes and cut into chunks

Instructions are simple; this recipe contains few ingredients and you’ll be using a slow cooker.

  1. First things first, cube the beef and toss it inside our ZipGards® Low Density Reclosable Zipper Bag for a better marinade along with the flour, salt, and pepper. Sauté the beef with extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or butter (not passing the 350°F because it starts burning). Then, transfer the meat to the crockpot.
  2. Sauté the chopped onion and add them to the slow cooker along with beef broth and a bay leaf, cook on low for four hours until the beef is tender.
  3. Add the carrots and potatoes and stir to combine. Cook on low for another two hours or until beef and vegetables are tender.
  4. Add seasonings: salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

          ** To reduce cleaning time after cooking, we strongly recommend using Panhandlers® Nylon Disposable Ovenable Pan Liner 18″ x 14″. It will help you eliminate scouring and scrubbing of crock pots to remove baked-on foods. You can also store leftovers, saving you time and labor. **

Enjoy! 

 

Jessica Fisher. “Irish Stew & Other St. Patrick’s Day Recipes”. Good Cheap Eats. Good Cheap Eats Web., 12 Mar. 2020. Web. 2 Mar. 2021.