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Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew recipe

In Ireland each household has its own version of Irish Stew. This is the preferred version in my household.

Recipe Ingredients


  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet (I use cast iron).
  2. At this point you can choose to shake the chunks of meat in a paper bag with the flour. This will thicken the stew as it cooks. But this is optional. Most people don't bother with this step, although I do.
  3. Sear meat in a heavy skillet to brown it well. Remove from heat and place in slow cooker.
  4. Add onion and garlic to skillet, and cook long enough just to glaze. Do not let the garlic burn or it will become bitter.
  5. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, and stir well.
  6. Cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or on LOW for 8 hours.
  7. Ladle into individual soup bowls, and sprinkle with parsley.
  8. Serve with Irish Soda Bread.

You can optionally add 1 cup red wine to the ingredients, if desired.

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