Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)
Our focus today is an an Irish-inspired dish. I’ve been researching Irish foods and other traditions because of the up coming St. Patrick’s day holiday and decided that an easy, tasty and fun recipe the whole family could help make and enjoy would be a stew. So, what follows is one of our super simple recipe for an Irish-inspired stew. It’s actually more of a ‘stoup’ as Rachel Ray would say, but all the ingredients are based on those of a traditional Irish Stew.
Kids of all ages can help make this stew. Older kid can help with every step in the recipe, including the cutting up of the veggies. Younger kids will have to focus on cleaning the veggies and helping pour in ingredients. The good new is, though, if you’ve got a kid that wants to help, they can–anyone can get in on the cooking action with this recipe.
So, if you’re looking for an easy, Irish-inspired meal for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day, this is a perfect recipe to try.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone,
Super Simple Irish Inspired Stew
- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs cubed Beef, Venison or Lamb
- 3 Large Potatoes
- 2 Cups Carrots
- 1/2 Large Onion
- 4 to 6 Cups Beef Broth
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- First, cut your meat up into 1 inch cubes. Older kids can help with this.
- Scrub your carrots and potatoes to prep them for cutting. This is a perfect job for younger assistant chefs.
- Next, cut your carrots and potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Again, older kid can help with this.
- Cut the onion into chunks, too, but smaller than the rest, more like 1/2 inch.
- Mix the flour, salt and pepper together in a bowl. This measuring, pouring and mixing is something younger kids can help with, too.
- Toss the cubed meat into the flour, coating it on all sides. This is another fun job for helpers of all ages.
- In a dutch oven or large soup pot, heat up your olive oil. When the oil is shimmery, add the meat and let it brown. It'll probably take about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Next, toss in the rest of the ingredients. One note: if you want thicker, more stew like stew, add only 4 cups of broth.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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