A True Pot o’ Gold
Spring is in the air which means St. Patrick’s Day is front and center. While Lucky Charms and green beer frequent the leprechaun’s table, this is a hearty stew that will make eyes green with envy for the recipe. And here it is!
For the past several St. Patrick’s Days this Irish Stew has made a special appearance in my home. After we served it at our first St. Patrick’s Day party in our new home our guests raved about this so much we’ve been making it ever since. 🍀🍀🍀 We don’t just enjoy this for St. Paddy’s Day but any day we have an appetite for a delicious stew.
Try it once and I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!
To Prepare: About 20 minutes
To Simmer: 2-3 hours (the longer the tastier)
❤ The best sidekick for this stew is a 1-2 cup-sized dollop of my family’s smashed potatoes. I form a large divot in the middle and ladle the stew on top. There’s nothing better!
❤ Whether you use a skillet, dutch oven or crock pot, the special “oomph” to this recipe is to make sure your cooking vessel has a lid — covering this stew during the simmer stage will ensure the flavors are infused into the stew for a super-tasty dish.
1 Tablespoon | Olive Oil
1 – 2 Pounds | Chuck Roast, Cut Into Cubes
1 | Yellow Onion, Chunked
5 Large | Carrots, Peeled And Chopped
3 Cloves | Garlic, Minced
2 Teaspoons | Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
2 Teaspoons | Fresh Thyme, Chopped
1 Teaspoon | Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon | Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
3 | Bay Leaves
2 Cups | Beef Broth
2 Tablespoons | Flour, Sifted
2 Tablespoons | Butter, At Room Temperature (try Falfurrias available at HEB)
½ Cup | Peas
What To Do:
1. Heat a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Add the cubed chuck roast and cook, stirring here and there until it’s browned. Do not cook the meat until it’s well done!
2. Add the onion, carrots, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaves and cook until the onions begin to soften (about 5 minutes). If using a slow cooker (Crock Pot) transfer the meat mixture to the crock pot. Otherwise… add the broth, cover and low-simmer for 2 or more hours, stirring periodically. You’ll love the smell that forms from this savory dish!
3. In a small bowl with fork or whisk, make a slurry by mixing the flour and softened butter together. Pour this into the stew. Add the peas and let everything mingle and thicken. Just before serving remove the bay leaves and discard. Serve into bowls and enjoy the stew alone… or even better partnered with my smashed potato recipe (see recipe tips above). Sláinte!
Serves about 4-6 Texans, depending on the size of their appetite!
~ Joe Paul Reider
Home Style Austin Founder
Keller Williams Realty
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