Classic Irish Stew With Lamb

Irish Stew With Lamb
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 110 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
574 Calories
30g Fat
36g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 574
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 780mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 38g
Calcium 102mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Yukon gold, red skinned, and round white potatoes are all good choices for this tasty lamb stew. This is a tasty stew for an everyday meal, and it makes a great choice for St. Patrick's Day events.

Serve with crusty rolls or soda bread and a tossed salad for a delicious family meal.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lamb shoulder (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 to 3 medium onions (quartered and sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots (diced or sliced peeled)
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 3 cups chicken stock (or broth)
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large, deep sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, sauté the lamb in the oil, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  2. Add the onion and continue cooking, stirring, until the lamb is browned and onion is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle with thyme and add the carrots, bay leaf, and stock. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour.

  4. Add the potatoes to the pan, cover, and continue cooking for 25 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper, as desired. Stir the chopped parsley into the stew, if using.

  5. In a cup or bowl, stir flour into the cold water until the mixture is smooth. Add to the stew, stir well, and cook for a minute or two, until thickened.

  6. Serve the lamb stew with a salad and crusty rolls for a delicious meal.

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