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.
Instructions are simple; this recipe contains few ingredients and you’ll be using a slow cooker.
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Jessica Fisher. “Irish Stew & Other St. Patrick’s Day Recipes”. Good Cheap Eats. Good Cheap Eats Web., 12 Mar. 2020. Web. 2 Mar. 2021.