Irish Beef Stew

Serves 4

Extra Easy – Syn Free

Original – Syn Free (if you replace the potatoes with butternut squash)


500g of stewing beef (any visible fat removed)

2 large carrots, sliced

2 onions, chopped

2 sticks of celery, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 large potatoes, peeled and each potato cut into 6 pieces

1 small rutabaga or swede, peeled and chopped into chunks

500ml of vegetable stock

500ml of beef stock

Pam Spray or Frylight

Thyme and Rosemary

Bay Leaf

Salt and Pepper to season


Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and spray with Frylight or Pam spray.

Add the beef and brown, remove from pan.

Spray with some more Frylight and Pam spray and add the onion, garlic and celery.

Cook until softened, add a little stock to stop from sticking if needed.

Add the carrots and cook for a further 3 mins.

Return the beef to pan and mix thorough.

Add the potatoes, and Rutabaga, along with vegetable stock and beef stock (should just about cover all the meat and vegetables, add a little more stock if needed)

Add some Thyme, Rosemary and Bay Leaf

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer on a low heat for approx 2 hours.

A delicious winter warming dish.