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Three bowls of irish stew with pieces of soda bread.

Irish Lamb Stew with Guinness

Irish Lamb 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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Comfort Food, Dinner Recipes
Keyword Easy Irish Stew, One Pot Dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 6 servings
Author Stephanie Simmons


  • 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.


Lamb meat: You can also cube lamb shoulder or leg if you can't find lamb stew meat.