Antrim Irish StewSubmitted by: KOALASLOVERAIN
IntroductionA traditional Irish Stew A traditional Irish Stew
1 ounce (25 g) butter
2 pounds (900 g) lamb or beef, cubed
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 Tablespoon plain flour (optional)
1/2 pint (275 ml) beef stock
2 Tablespoons tomato puree
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 bottle of Guinness or a large glass of red wine
1 bouquet garni (sprig of parsley, sprig of thyme, 1 bay leaf tied up in muslin)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Tabasco sauce (or other hot sauce)
Return the meat to the pan, add the flour, if using, then stir in the stock, tomato puree and sugar. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the Guinness beer or the wine, the bouquet garni, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cook over a low heat for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until the meat is tender. While the Irish stew is simmering, add 4 or 5 drops of tabasco to taste.
Serve over mashed potatoes for a true tradition.
Yield: 4 servings
Note: The calorie calculator is for the red wine I usually use when I make it, not for the Guinness. Guinness actually might have fewer calories.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KOALASLOVERAIN.