Yield: Serves 4 to 6
- 1 tablespoon 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 diced or sliced peeled carrots
- 1 large bay leaf
- 3 cups chicken stock or broth
- 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, cut in 1-inch chunks
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, optional
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cold water
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. 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.
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.
Serve the lamb stew with a salad and crusty rolls for a delicious meal.
Terri's Irish Stew
Terri's Irish stew is also made with lamb, potatoes, and onions, with beef broth and thyme. This lamb stew can be prepared a few days in advance, and it's even better a day or two after it's made. This version makes enough for 8 to 10 people.
Spicy Lamb Stew
This rather unique lamb stew is made with tomatoes, garlic, and a variety of spices. It's delicious served over hot cooked rice or cous cous. This would be good on grits, too!
Lamb Stew With Parsley Dumplings
This lamb stew includes peas and carrots, and it's topped with delicious parsley dumplings.
This basic Irish stew is basic and somewhat rustic, and makes a wonderful meal. Serve with a salad and bread or rolls for a hearty dinner. This is another good choice for a St. Patrick's Day meal.
Lamb Stew Recipe, Slow Cooker
This classic Irish stew is made with neck or shoulder lamb, and it's so easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker.