Irish Beef & Lamb Stew
This Irish Beef & Lamb Stew recipe is an Irish stew combined with beef and lamb, potatoes and carrots for a tender, flavorful one-pot meal!
When’s the last time you had one or two people over for a healthy, simple old-fashioned lamb stew meal? No extras or frills? Just a one pot meal, sitting around a cozy table with good friends? This time we mixed lamb and beef together in this hearty dish.
Irish Beef Lamb Stew Recipe
Can you mix lamb and beef in a stew? Yes you can! This Irish Beef & Lamb Stew is nothing fancy, and that’s why we love it! The combination is delicious, and it gives your family a taste of lamb (which is a more rare meat, compared to beef).
Why we love this recipe
- It’s great for St. Patrick’s Day
- Prepare ingredients and pop in the oven for a delicous, cozy one-pot Irish meal.
- Guests love this simple stew, and it’s delicious served with Irish Soda Bread Muffins .
Ingredients for this stew recipe:
- Boneless lamb stew meat and boneless beef stew meat
- Russet potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic
- Parsley, thyme
- Olive oil, salt, pepper
- Parmesan cheese
And, you’ll need a nice big pot. Here’s my favorite LeCreuset Dutch oven to cook stew in.
How do you make beef stew?
It is so easy to make, you can even skip the searing steps and simply combine the ingredients together and throw it in the oven.
- In a large, 8 qt. Dutch oven, heat olive oil, then add lamb and beef meat. Sear, stirring only occasionally, over medium-high heat until almost all of the meat has browned.
- When meat has browned, add potatoes, parsley, carrots, onions, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and water to the pot and bring to a simmer. Taste liquid and adjust seasoning.
- Transfer to oven and bake, covered, until stew meat is just tender. Check midway through for seasoning, then return to oven until meat is tender.
- Let the stew sit before serving with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese.
Cozy Irish stew
I love the month of March, because I know spring is on its way, and St. Patrick’s Day recipes are fun to share.
But wait, we still have to put up with very chilly weather, especially here in Central Oregon in March!
I’ts really cold. It makes me want stew. I want lots of slowly cooked meat to warm my belly and my soul. :)
What cut of lamb is best for stew?
The lamb stew meat should be from the shoulder area, but you can buy this pre-packaged and already cut into small pieces. Or, ask your butcher specifically!
Delicious one-pot St. Patrick Day dishes:
Some of our favorite main dishes are:
Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage with Mustard Aioli Sauce
Get the Recipe:
Irish Beef & Lamb Stew
- 1.5 lb. boneless lamb stew meat, cut into 1" pieces
- 1.5 lb. boneless beef stew meat, cut into 1" pieces
- alternatively, use all lamb or all beef
- 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into 4ths or 5ths
- 2 Tbsp. roughly chopped parsley
- 5-6 carrots, peeled and halved crosswise
- 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced into half moons
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 4 sprigs thyme, divided
- 4 Tbsp. live oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Parmesan to serve
- Heat oven to 250°.
- In a large, 8 qt. Dutch oven, heat 4 Tbsp. olive oil, then add lamb and beef meat. Sear, stirring only occasionally, over medium-high heat until almost all of the meat has browned—10-12 minutes.
- When meat has browned, add potatoes, parsley, carrots, onions, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and 2 1/2 cups water to the pot and bring to a simmer. Taste liquid and adjust seasoning.
- Transfer to oven and bake, covered, until stew meat is just tender, 2-3 hours. Check midway through for seasoning, then return to oven until meat is tender.
- Let the stew sit for 20 minutes or so before serving with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese.
Can this be made in the crock pot?
Yes! I’m not sure the exact time, and you may need to add a little more liquid, but YES! Let me know if it’s delish?!