Traditional Irish Beef Stew Recipe
This traditional Irish beef stew recipe is the perfect comfort food for a cold winter’s night. Made with chuck steak and slow cooked so that it’s fork tender, this dish is sure to please the whole family. Serve with a side of boiled potatoes and some crusty bread for mopping up all of that delicious gravy.
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What is Irish beef stew
Irish beef stew is a traditional dish that originated in Ireland. It is made with chuck steak and slow cooked so that it’s fork tender. It is typically served with a side of boiled potatoes and some crusty bread for mopping up all of that delicious gravy.
The ingredients that go into Irish beef stew
The ingredients that go into Irish beef stew are simple, yet delicious. You’ll need chuck steak, potatoes, carrots, onions, and a few other basic seasonings.
Irish beef stew is typically made with chuck steak, which is a type of beef that comes from the shoulder area. It’s a tough cut of meat, but it’s perfect for slow cooking in a stew.
The steak is slow-cooked so that it’s fork tender, and the vegetables add a touch of sweetness to the gravy. This dish is the perfect comfort food for a cold winter’s night.
If you like this recipe then make sure you try my Irish Soda Bread Recipe. It goes fantastic as a side with this dish.
How to make Irish beef stew
The first step to making Irish beef stew is to brown the chuck steak in a large pot or Dutch oven.
Toss the cubed chuck steak in some flour then brown. You can do this over high heat until it’s nice and browned on all sides.
Next, you’ll add the potatoes, carrots, and onions to the pot. Be sure to give everything a good stir so that it cooks evenly.
Then, add in the beef broth a bay leaf and a sprig of thyme.
Cover it and let it cook slowly for 3-5 hours, or until the beef is fork tender.
When it’s done cooking check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle the strew into a bowl and serve with mash or boiled potato’s.
Serving suggestions for Irish beef stew
Irish beef stew is a hearty and filling dish that can be enjoyed as a main course. Some good side dishes to serve with Irish beef stew include boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, or oven-roasted potatoes.
For a complete meal, serve Irish beef stew with some crusty bread for dipping in the gravy. Enjoy!
– 2 lb/1kg chuck steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
– 2 tbsp flour
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1 large onion, chopped
– 2 cups beef broth/700ml
– 1 cup red wine
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 tsp thyme leaves/sprig of thyme
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper
– 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
– 2 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
– 1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes