Irish Stew Recipe Using Mutton or Lamb

Irish Stew is the most famous traditional Irish dish. This recipe uses mutton, but you can cut the cooking time by using lamb. Also consider using your slow cooker for this one. Submitted by David McCarthy, Australia

Irish Stew


  • 2 1/2 lb (1.125 k) boned mutton
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 3 or 4 medium carrots
  • sprig of parsley, chopped
  • 2 c (500 ml) water


Cut the meat into good sized chunks.

Peel the vegetables and slice thickly.

Chop the parsley.

Choose a pot with a well-fitting lid and put in the ingredients in layers, starting and finishing with potatoes. Pour in the water and season to taste.

Cover and put on a very low heat for about 2 1/2 hours until the meat is tender and the potatoes have thickened the liquid.


This stew may also be made with lamb, in which case it requires only 1 1/2 hours cooking time.

Our other Irish Stew Recipe is made with round steak.

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