Antrim Irish Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 441.5
  • Total Fat: 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 163.4 mg
  • Sodium: 443.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 53.2 g

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A traditional Irish Stew A traditional Irish Stew
Number of Servings: 4


    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)


Melt the butter in a large pan and fry the lamb or beef in it until browned on all sides. Do not crowd the pan; brown the meat in two or three batches if necessary. Remove the meat from the pan, add the onion and carrots and cook until slightly softened.

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.

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