Coming from Irish roots - this was a huge staple in my house. My grandmother whenever I would go to her house always had a huge pot of this on the go in the kitchen and I remember we would all grab a mug and scoop up some of the broth to sip. It was delicious!
My grandfather would be forever sat by the kitchen sink with a big plastic bucket at his feet, while he peeled the potatoes.
Traditionally you would never find Sweet Potato in an Irish Stew, but I love the sweetness it gives to the broth. My grandmother would probably tell me off if she was alive today. Never one to stray from her traditional recipe.
I also make this version in a slow cooker, so it's great for busy days, add in the ingredients and then later on you have a delicious meal to sit down and enjoy with the family.
Leftovers are perfect for freezing, but we never have any left. Literally as soon as it hits the table and one lot of bowls are cleared, everyone is digging in for seconds.
Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Extra Easy - syn free per serving
WW Smart Points - 7
- 800g (28oz) of lean stewing beef, raw
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 2 sticks of celery, chopped
- 1 leek, sliced thinly
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 small swede (rutabaga), peeled and chopped
- 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
- 250g of potato, peeled and diced
- 250g of sweet potato, peeled and diced (or you can use all white and all sweet)
- ½ tablespoon of thyme
- 1 tsp of mixed herbs
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- salt and black pepper to season
- chicken or beef stock
- olive oil spray
- Spray a pot with some olive oil spray
- Lightly brown the beef and set aside
- Add the onion, celery and leeks and saute to soften
- Add all ingredients to a slow cooker
- Add enough broth/stock to just cover ingredients
- Set temp to low for 6-7 hours.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 397Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 97mgSodium 304mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 29g
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Emma Bertouche says
When I made this I was unsure if I'd be that keen on it as I'm really not a fan of Swede. However, nom nom, nom! There are very few recipes on here that I don't absolutely love once I've made them.
I absolutely adore this recipe. It's quick, it's easy, I can almost just pop the ingredients in the cooker and leave it to it. It's really packed with taste and texture, I love it, my parnter loves it, and my son loves it, his is usually gone in minutes. So, thank you for a really wonderful recipe! It's become a regular meal in my household =]
you welcome, good to hear it is a regular meal in your household 🙂
Philip mcilhennon says
If you don't use potatoes don't call it Irish stew
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
good job it contains Potatoes then Philip 😉
How much stock do you use in this recipe?
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
You want enough to just cover all ingredients. I find this method works best for cooking in the slow cooker rather than giving a measured amount.
Cheryl Pearce says
Giving this recipe a try over the weekend, love all your recipes so far your great.
Heather Appleby says
we've just had this for dinner and it was delicious. perfect meal on a cold day. thank you.