Irish Stew

This modern take on the traditional Irish recipe uses lean lamb steaks instead of the usual tough, fatty cuts. Use your choice of potatoes and carrots.

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Traditional Irish Stew
Traditional Irish Stew
Cook Time
2 1/2hours
Cook Time
2 1/2hours
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. In a large casserole dish, make layers of the lamb, potatoes, onion and carrots, sprinkling each layer with parsley, thyme, chives and pepper. Finish with a layer of potatoes, then pour over the stock.
  2. Cover the casserole with a tight-fitting lid and place in the oven to cook for about 2 hours or until both the meat and vegetables feel tender when tested with a skewer.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 200ºC. Remove the casserole lid and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the potatoes on top are golden-brown and crisp. Serve hot, sprinkled with more thyme and parsley.