Crock Pot Irish Lamb Stew

Irish Stew With Biscuits
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  • 9 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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This classic lamb stew is a simple combination of boneless cubed lamb and vegetables. Potatoes, turnips or rutabagas, and carrots are among the vegetables in this hearty Irish stew. The crock pot makes the stew a great choice for a busy day. Just sear the lamb and toss it into the crock with the remaining ingredients. You'll come home to a fully cooked meal.

Serve the stew with Irish soda bread or biscuits and a salad for a fabulous dinner. The stew is a great choice for St. Paddy's Day, but you don't have to wait for a special occasion.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless lamb, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 turnips (or a medium rutabaga)
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 medium red-skinned potatoes
  • 2 cups water or unsalted stock (if you plan to use stock or broth with salt, don't add additional stock until the end of cooking time.)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb cubes and cook, turning frequently to brown all sides.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. Cut the turnips into 1/2-inch cubes. Peel the carrot and slice it into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Peel the onion and chop it coarsely. Quarter the potatoes (peel if desired).
  3. Add the lamb to the slow cooker along with the salt, pepper, turnip, carrots, onions, and potatoes. Add 2 cups of water or stock.
  1. Add 2 cups water and cook on low, covered for 8 to 10 hours. Uncover and turn on high. Blend flour with 1/4 cup water until it forms a paste; slowly add to stew, stirring constantly until slightly thickened. Stir in parsley and serve.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 587
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Unsaturated Fat 15 g
Cholesterol 133 mg
Sodium 899 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 40 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)