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Irish Stew Recipe

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This recipe for Irish Stew, by , is from The TMP Direct Family & Friends Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Vivienne Reise
Added: Thursday, November 23, 2006


2 medium-sized onions, chopped
Oil, for frying
1-ounce butter
1 sprig dried thyme
2 1/2 pounds best end of lamb or Chuck Roast cut into large pieces
7 carrots, chopped lengthways into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons pearl barley
1C Frozen Peas
4 cups chicken stock,
1 12oz Can Guiness or other dark beer.
Freshly ground black pepper
1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, and bay leaf)
12 medium potatoes
1 bunch parsley, leaves finely chopped
1 bunch chives

In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook the onions in oil and butter, on medium-high heat until they are translucent. Add the dried thyme and stir. Add the lamb or beef and brown on a high heat to seal in juices. Add carrots and potatos and pearl barley. Pour in the chicken stock and beer so that it almost covers the meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, and add Bouquet garni. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, being careful not to boil. Add peas and simmer for .50 hr. Serve the stew in large flat soup bowls, garnish with parsley and chives.




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