Guinness Irish Stew is an easy-to-assemble dinner that’s packed with flavor! We’re using basic ingredients like potatoes, carrots, and onions along with flavorful American lamb and guinness to make a delicious dish that cooks to tender perfection in one pot.
Thanks to our friends at the American Lamb Board for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
What’s in Irish Lamb Stew?
The basics of Irish Stew are beef broth, lamb meat, potatoes, and carrots. Outside of that, there are quite a few variations on this traditional recipe. Here’s what you’ll need for my recipe:
- Lamb Meat
- Salt + Pepper
- Beef Broth
That’s all! These ingredients are all super simple, but they produce such a delicious meal.
How to Make Irish Lamb Stew:
This is such an easy and flavorful dinner recipe! Start with your lamb stew meat – make sure to buy some produced locally for great flavor and quality. It also helps support your local producers! Win win.
Toss the lamb meat with a bit of flour, salt, pepper, and thyme for seasoning.
Then, add the seasoned lamb meat to a large dutch oven along with the rest of our ingredients. Pour the liquid in last, and add that last bit of seasoning. Then, cook until everything is flavorful and tender!
What do I serve Irish Lamb Stew with?
I love serving this up with a loaf of my freshly baked Irish Soda Bread! It’s so easy to make, and is the perfect accompaniment to this stew. You can also buy a loaf in many bakeries at this time of year.
Dunk your soda bread into the stew, and enjoy the rich flavors of the lamb, the guinness, and all the tender veggies. It’s truly such a delicious meal! Even if you’re not Irish, I hope you’ll give this recipe a go for St. Patrick’s Day. Happy cooking!
For help sourcing locally-produced lamb, visit American Lamb’s website and use their “where to buy” page – linked here.
More St. Patrick’s Day recipes to love:
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Brown Butter Frosting – A rich, chocolate cake made with Guinness and brown butter, topped with the creamiest frosting.
Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones – These scones are loaded with cheddar cheese, smoky bacon, fresh chives, and creamy salted butter.
Beer Braised Short Ribs with Cheddar Mashed Potatoes – A restaurant-quality meal you can make at home. They’re surprisingly easy to make and pair perfectly with fluffy cheddar mashed potatoes.
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes – Rich, most, and super chocolatey! They’re made with basic ingredients and topped with a rich chocolate cream cheese frosting.
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Irish Lamb Stew with Guinness
- 2 lbs American Lamb Stew Meat See note
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 tsp salt, divided
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp thyme, divided
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 4 large carrots, rinsed and chopped
- 4 medium yukon gold potatoes, cubed
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced or diced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup guinness
- Prep: Don't preheat the oven. The stew will be placed in the oven, and then you'll turn it on.
- Make the stew: Add your veggies and garlic to a large dutch oven. Toss the lamb stew meat with the flour, some salt and pepper to taste, and 1 tsp of thyme in a bowl. Add 1/3 of the meat to the bottom of the dutch oven, then 1/3 of the veggie mixture. Alternate this with the remaining meat and veggies. (The layers don't need to be perfect here!) Add the remaining salt, pepper, and thyme. Add the beef broth and guinness. Bake: Place the covered dutch oven in your cold oven and then pre-heat it to 325° F. Bake for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring at the one hour mark. The stew is done when it's saucy and the meat and veggies are nice and tender. Taste, and add extra seasoning if desired. Enjoy warm with my easy homemade soda bread!Note: USDA recommends that lamb reaches an internal temperature of 145° F with a 3 minute rest.
- Serve + Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4-6 days.
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