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A traditional Irish stew is flavorful, hearty and comforting. Just the thing to warm you up on a cold day or wash down with a pint on St. Patrick's Day.
Naturally, every cook has his or her own special way to prepare a traditional Irish stew. Some cooks brown the meat, others don't. Then there's the lamb versus beef debate. Lastly, one must decide which root vegetables and herbs make the cut.
With that in mind we've gathered our favorite recipes for traditional Irish stew so you can experiment with the flavor combinations you like best. Ready to get cooking?
Traditional Irish Guinness Stew Recipe
Our recipe for traditional Irish lamb stew calls for a hearty blend of lamb, Guinness beer, barley, carrots and potatoes. Rosemary, parsley, thyme and celery contribute freshness and a welcome pop of color.
Traditional Irish Beef Stew Recipe
Another great option is to make a traditional Irish beef stew also flavored with Guinness beer. Watch the video below to learn how to make it and click here for the full recipe.
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