This Irish Ground Beef Stew recipe is a hearty dish filled with flavors of beef, veggies and a bit of beer. Its a great and an easy way to enjoy stew during the week. Serve it over some mashed potatoes for a comforting winning dinner.
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Irish Stew Ingredients
- Ground Beef
- Olive Oil
- Salted Butter
- Minced Garlic
- Unbleached All Purpose Flour
- Bay Leaf
- Black Pepper
- Beef Broth
- Frozen Peas
- Ground Beef: for a more traditional Irish stew you can use ground lamb or for a lighter version you can use ground turkey.
- Veggies: To make this recipe even easier you can use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables or peas and carrots.
- Beer: You can use any beer you normally drink, or Guinness is a popular Irish beer that is widely available. I typically use light beer, if there is any in the house. Or I just use extra beef broth.
How to Make Irish Stew
- In a large dutch oven or soup pot, add the ground beef, olive oil, butter, chopped onions, celery, and carrots. Crumble the beef and cook over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink and the veggies are soft and tender, about 10-12 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until garlic is fragrant.
- Sprinkle the flour, thyme, parsley, rosemary, bay leaf, salt and black pepper over the cooked beef and veggies. Stir it together and cook another 1-2 minutes.
- Deglaze the pot with the beer and cook for another 2-3 minutes to cook off the alcohol.
- Now, stir in the beef broth and bring to low boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Lastly, stir in the frozen peas.
- Serve over mashed potatoes and a side of bread and enjoy this complete comfort meal!
What to Serve with Irish Beef Stew
We love enjoying this stew over creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with a side of bread. Here are some of our favorite bread recipes that pair well with any soup or stew:
- Easy Dinner Rolls
- Homemade French Bread
- Garlic Parmesan Focaccia Bread
- No Knead Dinner Rolls
- Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits
Storing Irish Ground Beef Stew
Storing: Store any leftover Irish beef stew in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freezing: This stew freezes wonderfully. Place cooled stew in a freezer safe air tight container, label, date and freeze. Stew will last at least 4 months in the freezer. When ready to enjoy, thaw the stew overnight in the fridge.
Reheating: Reheat stew over low heat on the stove or in the microwave until warmed through.
More Comforting Soup and Stew Recipes:
- Crock Pot Beef Stew
- Instant Pot Chicken Stew
- Beef Barley Stew
- Chicken and Potato Stew
- Crock Pot Ham & Potato Soup
- Split Pea Soup
- Chicken Dumpling Soup
- Cheesy Broccoli Soup
- Crock Pot Hamburger Vegetable Soup
- Easy Tomato Soup
- Baked Potato Soup
Irish Ground Beef Stew
- 1¼ pounds ground beef
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 large carrots, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup unbleached all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 large dried bay leaf, or 2 small
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup beer
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup frozen peas
- In a large dutch oven or soup pot, add the ground beef, olive oil, butter, chopped onion, carrots and celery. Cook over medium heat until beef is cooked and the veggies are soft and tender, about 10-12 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook another minute and until garlic is fragrant.
- Stir in the flour, thyme, parsley, rosemary, bay leaf, salt and black pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Deglaze pot with beer and cook for 2-3 minutes to cook out the alcohol.
- Stir in the beef broth, bring stew to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Stir in frozen peas.
- Serve over mashed potatoes and enjoy!