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Ahh….a good hearty stew with carrots and potatoes along with a bit of meat is a wonderful thing. It can warm the belly and bring a wee smile to a loved one’s face. Irish Stew is a family favorite with the perfect blend of flavors for a simple Irish dinner experience.
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Irish Stew for a Simple Irish Dinner
Typically, my husband is the master of the stew domain. However, I decided to play with making one.
Many Irish Stew recipes call for chunks of lamb. As I’m in the midst of a spending fast this Lent (especially for groceries), I had to make due with some beef stew cubes instead.
I’d seen a recipe for one in my copy of Not Your Mother’s Slowcooker Cookbook which uses the Crockpot. I thought it would be perfect as dinner would be ready when we were and no last minute rush would be needed.
However, I forgot to get my ingredients prepped and instead shifted to the large pressure cooker.
I’ll note how to make it using either method in the recipe.
While a crock pot has flavors melding together as things cook over time, when you pressure cook the ingredients still maintain their individual flavors.
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Recipe for Irish Stew
A perfect compliment for this Irish Stew is a round loaf of Irish Soda bread.
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