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Irish Beef Stew Recipe

Irish Beef Stew on the SHARP Induction Cooktop

There is nothing better than relaxing with a warm and hearty dish after a long day. On days when I am looking for something to fill me up with just a few ingredients, I run to this Irish Beef Stew Recipe from Michelle Miller of Sunkissed Kitchen. This recipe puts a twist on traditional Irish stew and is simmered to perfection on the Sharp Induction Cooktop. Irish stew, the national dish of Ireland, is the perfect meal for any day of the year. Share your delicious dinner dish or Sharp Appliance with us on social media using #SharpHome.

WHAT IS IRISH STEW?

I can’t get over how amazing this stew made my house smell last week!

On a snowy day, we were settled in at home, so I decided pulling out some stew meat was a good idea. Years ago, I used to order the Guinness beef stew at an Irish pub I went to, so I used the memory of that flavorful broth to put this beef stew recipe together.

Traditionally, Irish stew is made with lamb. The meat is simmered in a broth, and modern versions include red wine and stout beer. Vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, and parsnips are added. Typically an Irish stew base has a bit of tomato paste, so I used that here.

Irish stew is sometimes thickened with mashed potatoes, rather than a roux. This version I didn’t thicken. If you prefer a thicker stew base, there are instructions in the recipe card that will keep this stew gluten free! You can also serve this stew on mashed potatoes (if I was planning on doing that, I would leave the potatoes out of the stew).

INGREDIENTS IN IRISH BEEF STEW

Ingredients for Irish Beef Stew

  • Avocado Oil
  • Grass-fed Beef Stew Meat (I like to use NY Strip steaks here for more tender beef)
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Red Wine
  • Stout Beer (you can omit or buy a gluten free beer to keep this totally gluten free)
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips (optional)
  • Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper

PERFECT FOR SIMMERING

Irish Beef Stew on the SHARP Induction CooktopI adore my Sharp Induction Cooktop, especially when I am making dishes that need to be simmered for a long time or have delicate sauces. The timer feature is easy to use, and can be set for different burners at the same time, which is perfect for an active cook like me that often has multiple dishes going at the same time.

This Irish Beef Stew as simmered for 2 1/2 hours, allowing the beef to become fall-apart tender and the broth to become thick and rich. I don’t have to worry about the bottom scorching, because the heat is distributed in short pulses, allowing for even heating of the cookware.

The cooktop is ideal for people who love cooking and enjoy good food! I also have a great recipe for a Butternut Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, and this Chicken Scarpariello that I start off on the cooktop and finish in the oven.

After preparing a dish like this Irish Beef Stew, clean your induction cooktop with these methods!

HOW TO MAKE AN IRISH BEEF STEW

Step 1: Into a dutch oven or stock pot, add half of the avocado oil, and heat over medium high heat (level 6-7). Add beef to the pot, leaving space so that it doesn’t become crowded, so the beef browns instead of steams. The browned beef will add a lot of flavor to the stew. Turn the beef, and allow to brown on all sides, then remove from the pan, adding more meat until all of it is browned.

Step 2: Into the empty pot, add the remaining avocado oil, onions, and garlic. Reduce heat to level 5, and allow the vegetables to soften.

Irish Beef Stew cooking on the SHARP induction cooktop

Step 3: Return the beef to the pot, and season the mixture with Kosher salt.

Step 4: Add the tomato paste, red wine, stout beer, beef stock, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium low (level 3), and allow the meat to stew for 1 1/2 hours. Replace evaporated liquid with more broth or water, if necessary, I usually end up adding about 2 cups of water.

Steps 3 and 4 of Irish Stew being cooking on a SHARP induction cooktop

Step 5: Add the vegetables into the pot, and allow to simmer for an additional hour, or until the vegetables are softened.

Step 6: Season the stew with additional salt and pepper. I also love to use some vegetable bouillon to boost the flavor. Garnish liberally with Italian parsley, which adds a delicious and bright contrast to the hearty stew.

Steps 5 and 6 of Irish Beef Stew being cooked, along with the final dish.

HOW TO SERVE IRISH BEEF STEW

Serve with Mashed Potatoes: Optionally, omit the potatoes from the stew, and serve this stew with a scoop of mashed potatoes. This allows the broth to be mixed with the potatoes to thicken it!

Make it without Alcohol: Traditionally, Irish stew is not made with alcohol, so feel free to omit those ingredients from this stew, and use additional beef stock instead! This makes the stew ideal for the Whole30 and keeps it paleo.

Thicken the Stew: If you’re used to stews thickened with a roux, the broth of this Irish beef stew might feel thin. You can mix 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder with water, and drizzle it in to the stew, while stirring, after the vegetables have softened.

Up close image Irish Beef Stew in a dish

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