5 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Lamb Stew

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Entree, Soup
Cuisine American, Irish
Irish Lamb Stew is an annual staple during the month of March, but so delicious, you'll want to enjoy it all year long!
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  • 2 lbs lamb shoulder cut into 1 1/2" pieces
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 bottle Guiness beer
  • 3 carrots chopped into 3" pieces
  • 2 large potatoes about 1 1/2 lbs
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 sprigs thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 cup parsley

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  1. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat and brown lamb in small batches.

  2. Set lamb aside and add onions to the pot with remaining oil. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Add about 2 tablespoons broth to deglaze and scrape any brown bits off the bottom. Cook until broth has evaporated.

  4. Add butter and flour. Cook one minute. Turn heat to low. Add beer and then broth a small amount at a time mixing until smooth after each addition. The mixture will seem pasty and thick at first. Continue adding liquid a little bit at a time until smooth.

  5. Simmer 90 minutes or until lamb is fork tender. Add potatoes, carrots and thyme and simmer 25 minutes or until tender. 

  6. Stir in parsley and serve with Irish Soda Bread.

Recipe Notes

To Thicken:
If you'd prefer a thicker stew, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Add to the boiling stew a little bit at a time while stirring until it reaches desired consistency.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 537, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 645mg, Potassium: 1896mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 39g, Vitamin A: 8160%, Vitamin C: 32.3%, Calcium: 105%, Iron: 9.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Irish stew