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Slow-Cooker Irish Beef Stew
with carrots and potatoes

Active: 25 min Total: 7 hr 25 min

We've revised this hearty Irish stew to infuse it with more comforting and cozy flavor than the original version which was a hit back in 2015. This slow-cooker meal is sure to bring you luck and warmth this St. Patrick's Day and is great served alongside an Irish (or any!) beer.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Slow-Cooker Irish Beef Stew:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 1 lb, chopped
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Beef stew meat, cubed - 1 lb
  • Flour, all-purpose (opt) - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Potatoes, russet - 1/2 lb, peeled and chopped
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Stock, low-sodium beef - 3 cups (sub any type stock)
  • Beer, Guinness - 1/2 cup (sub stock)
  • Peas, frozen or canned - 1 cup

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Beef - Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize. Optional step: Toss meat with flour. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then sear meat until browned on the outside. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Slow-cook stew - Peel and cube potatoes. Combine tomato paste, soy sauce, bay leaves, thyme, red pepper flakes, stock and Guinness in the bowl of a slow cooker. Add onions, carrots, ginger, garlic, beef and potatoes. Cook stew until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours on low (4 to 5 hours on high).

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Make

  1. When stew is almost finished cooking, drain peas (if using canned) or defrost in the microwave (if using frozen). Stir into stew and continue cooking for 5 minutes more.
  2. Remove bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (112)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (14)

43 reviews

I thought it tasted good. My husband and children did not like it at all. It was a busy weekday, and having it in the crockpot made it easy to eat when everyone was ready.

By: Kelly
Posted: Sep 25, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Dependable and hearty!

By: Jeffrey
Posted: Jun 04, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved this!

By: Matt
Posted: Apr 20, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It tasted alright, but this recipe needs a rewrite. There was way wayyyy too much liquid and not enough crust. I was also confused whether it was meant to be crust on the top only or an actual pie. I ended up just putting the dough on top, but even then, my 1 package of 2 sheets of puff pastry dough did not cover it. I think it also needed a little more seasoning? It was a little plain, but edible.

By: Shelby
Posted: Apr 01, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very good! Great for leftovers!

By: Julia
Posted: Mar 07, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super easy and great for leftovers

By: Kellie
Posted: Nov 20, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful