Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Is All About The Irish: Irish Stew

When March rolls around every year, I can't help but think about the Irish.

March is all about the Irish.

With me being born in March, and my red hair color.....Yes, I do consider myself somewhat Irish. I can pretend anyway....

I love the month of March!

Normally a true Irish stew is made with lamb or mutton. Since I am not a huge lamb fan, I decided to go with beef roast.

I cubed a 2.14 lb. beef roast and browned it with 3 cloves chopped garlic. In olive oil, of course.

And you can't forget to add what the Irish are known best for.....beer!!

Irish Stew

olive oil
2.14 lb. beef roast, cut in cubes
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp. sage
10 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 carrots, diced (I used sliced carrots prepackaged)
1 small to medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
ground black pepper
2 TBS beef soup base
salt to taste
1 bottle beer
water to cover
1 TBS cornstarch, or as needed
1/4 c. soup broth

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and garlic to the oil. Brown and season with sage; cook the beef until browned.
Place beef mixture, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, soup base, and beer in a crock pot, season with salt. Pour enough water over the mixture to cover. Set crock pot on high and cover. Cook for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
When the stew is done to your liking, whisk together the cornstarch and broth from soup in a small cup or bowl until smooth; stir through the stew. Allow the stew to cook until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through."
~Irish Quotes~

6 comments:

  1. This looks awesome... I was wondering what to make for tomorrow... (my hubby doesn't like cornbeef and cabbage which I love) so it looks like I might be making this...yum thanks for sharing

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  2. Angie - this sounds really good! I love all the garlic in there too. And I can make it in my Crock Pot which I love!!

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  3. Love your photos! Stew looks delicious too - way to go! Love your darling background too -

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  4. Hi Angie, I just found your blog on Just A Pinch, so I decided to pay you a visit! Your stew looks so hearty and appetizing! I'd like to try it with a little cayenne for the fun of it. Thank you for sharing. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. Nothing wrong with spicing things up. I hope it works for you. Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. I have never had Irish Stew before but this looks absolutely divine!

    xo

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