Perfect Irish Stew

Super easy, super delicious and perfect for St Patrick's or any group celebrations, this Irish Stew hits all the right spots with minimal effort required!


21/2 lbs marbled stew meat
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tsp minced garlic
2 heaped tbsp flour
4 cups beef stock
2 cups red wine
2 cups Guinness
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp New Canaan Farms Hill Country Steak Sauce
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp butter
1 large onion
2 cups chopped or mini carrots
3 large Russet potatoes
Good quality salt and pepper

Serve with

Cabbage, Irish Cheese Soda Bread and New Canaan Farms Caramelized Onion & Garlic Jam

A casserole full of browned meat, with flour sprinkled on top
Adding the flour…
Beef stock, red wine and herbs for Irish stew
adding the liquids…
Guinness, New Canaan Farms Hill Country Steak Sauce and thyme for Irish stew
adding the taste of Ireland


  • Season the raw meat generously with salt, then heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and brown under high heat in batches, taking care not to overcrowd
  • Once all the meat is browned and together in the pan, add the garlic and cook until fragrant – about 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute more
  • Stir in the stock, wine, Guinness, tomato paste, thyme, bay leaves and Hill Country Steak Sauce
  • Bring gently to the boil, then reduce the heat for a very gentle simmer. Loosely cover, and leave for 1 hour, stirring very occasionally
  • Melt the butter in another pan and sauté the onions and carrots for about 15 minutes
  • Cut up the potatoes – fine to leave the skins on!
  • After an hour of simmering, add the sautéed vegetables and potato to the stew pan. Continue to simmer – this time uncovered, for an additional hour
  • Discard the bay leaves, spoon off any excess fat, season with salt and pepper and serve! This is also GREAT made in advance – it keeps and freezes very well
  • Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Carrots and onion sautéing in a pan, in front of a pan of Irish Stew
Sautéing the vegetables
Cut up Russet potatoes on a wooden chopping board
Perfect Potatoes
A large casserole pan full of Irish stew
Putting it all together
A bowl of Irish stew with Irish Cheese Soda Bread and New Canaan Farms Hill Country Steak Sauce
A fabulous family & friends meal!

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