Irish Stew Recipe – Happy St Patrick’s Day

Irish Stew Recipe

My 6 step-children are Irish and Ant lived in Northern Ireland for around 20 years, so we figured we’d make a traditional Irish stew in honour of St Patrick’s Day tomorrow 🙂

I’ve never been to Northern Ireland but it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. It looks so beautiful.

Irish Stew Recipe
Irish stew


Irish Stew

Category: Recipes

Servings: 4-6 servings

Irish Stew with Soda Bread

The quantities in this recipe are a guide only. You can use whatever quantities you have, as well as adding other vegetables, and still end up with a delicious stew.


  • 4 onions peeled and chopped
  • 6 large carrots roughly chopped
  • 1kg floury potatoes peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1kg cheap cut of mutton or lamb cut into bite sized pieces
  • Handful of parsley
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large lidded saucepan
  2. Cover with water and bring to the boil
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for around 3 hours
  4. Serve hot with soda farls

This was popular with everyone. It was made all the better with chunks of Ant’s homemade bread dipped in! I don’t usually have Ant’s bread. I usually have wholemeal as part of my Slimming World eating plan but, I had a treat today 🙂

Everyone else had his homemade soda farls and I’ll be putting a recipe up for those soon.

Happy St Patrick’s Day, for tomorrow, to all who celebrate it.

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