Mar 15
2013

Irish Stew Recipe with Lamb, Potatoes & Guinness Beer

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Irish Stew Recipe with Lamb, Potatoes & Guinness Beer

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Last year in my Asian Quesadilla with Hoisin Sauce post (a decidedly non-Irish dish), I told you about my youngest son’s (T) run-in with a wiley leprechaun. He darn near caught the emerald-clad little bugger. Just a minute earlier and we would have had him! This year, we’ll have to lay out a different kind of temptation, one that will make the little fellow linger longer.

The plan will start with a frothy Guinness beer in a frosted pint glass. No self-respecting leprechaun would dare let a pint of Guinness sit untouched. Maybe the beer will be just the thing to slow his reflexes, an edge that we’ll surely need in this cat and mouse game. But the plan doesn’t stop there. Oh no!

I think T will agree that a hearty Irish stew, one with tender lamb and chunks of potato and carrot simmered in Guinness and beef broth, will be just the thing to hold our inebriated little visitor’s attention long enough to complete the capture. If he cooperates and willingly returns any of T’s coins that he stuffed in his green britches, perhaps we’ll reward him with an Irish Cream Cheesecake Fudge Brownies.

Whether or not you have a leprechaun problem at your house, you might be tempted to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with something other than off-colored lager, which I always find to be a rather disconcerting practice. Instead, treat your fellow revelers to a classic stew with flavors that just can’t be beat.

Head over to to allParenting for my recipe for Irish Stew with Lamb, Potatoes & Guinness.

Other recipes for St. Patrick’s Day:

St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Cookin’ Canuck’s Irish Cream Cheesecake Fudge Brownies
Cookin’ Canuck’s Dubliner Cheese & Cayenne Crisps with Golden Beet & Basil Salad

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1 Jeanette March 15, 2013 at 6:37 am

I’ve never cooked with Guinness Beer but I can imagine that it adds a nice rich flavor to your stew.

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2 Cassie | Bake Your Day March 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

These flavors are wonderful, Dara. I love a good hearty stew!

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3 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

Love the delicious simplicity of this stew! And those red bowls?!?!?

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4 Bev @ Bev Cooks March 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

Oh good grief. Where’s my shovel?

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5 Gourmantine March 15, 2013 at 8:09 am

There is something so comforting about meat cooked in beer, it just brings out a whole new flavor. Love the photos!

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6 addie | culicurious March 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

what a tasty looking recipes! I love hearty, simple stews. delish! :)

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7 carrian March 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

We are loooooving lamb lately. Wonderful recipe!

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8 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

Looks delicious and inviting… and love your little crocks. :)

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9 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 15, 2013 at 9:21 am

This looks amazing! Love lamb stew!

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10 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

Your stew looks so hearty and comforting!

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11 Kelly March 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

How festive! Everything looks amazing! :)

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12 ashley - baker by nature March 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I so want this for dinner right now! And then again tomorrow night. And the next and the next! Perfect comfort food.

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13 Tieghan March 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I have been a little scared of lamb and you just gave me the push I need to give it a try!

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14 Rebecca March 16, 2013 at 2:31 am

Could I cook the stew in the oven rather than the stove top? Would I need to change anything if I did?

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15 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts March 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Dara,
This looks delicious–and we’ve got 4 bottles of Guinness in the fridge! I can barely chew through one, so there will be leftovers . . .
Thanks!

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16 SherriPeh March 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Dara, made this stew last Sunday and it was fabulous!! 4 out of 4, meaning every member of my household, loved it!! It was DEEEEElicious! And, I just made a second batch of the Irish Cream brownies today — first batch was Sunday’s dessert and they’re long gone! Thanks for sharing these — two hits!!

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17 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Sherri, that makes me so happy to hear! I’m so glad both you and your family enjoyed the two recipes.

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