Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Irish Stew

A very nice recipe for Irish Stew, if you never had this try it out !


1/2 bag of potatoes
3 medium / 2 large carrots
1 onion
0.8 kg of mince (preferably beef)
2 beef stock cubes and / or beef gravy powder (very important that you do not use granules)
1-2 medium sized bags of instant mash


Peel and chop potatoes (not too small or else they well disintegrate), peel and slice carrots, chop onion finely, and place all ingredients in saucepan (I normally use an 8 litre pan but any large saucepan will do - or split between 2 average sized pans).
Fry mince (in its own juices) and drain off fat.
Place mince on top of vegetables in saucepan, and cover all ingredients with hot water. Put pan on a medium-high heat.
Once water begins to boil crumble and add stock cubes and gravy powder - as to taste (if you use granules they tend to clog in this recipe). Stir ingredients well and reduce heat so ingredients are simmering.
Let stew simmer for approximately 1 hour checking occasionally to make sure ingredients are just covered with water.

After 1 hour, turn off heat and add instant mash to thicken - do this slowly and stir continuously.

Serves 4!



  1. sweet! i gonna cook that for diner tonight!
    seems delicious ^^

  2. also, thanks for make a blog with recipes for people like me (students with small wallets lol)

  3. thats too low calorie for me

  4. That looks quite edible but I don't know if I have the patience to cook things for that long!

  5. Wow that looks good, cheers for the info

  6. looks really good, made me hungry :)

  7. looks good man, i think i'll give it a try

  8. looks AMAZING, id probably devour that my self :|

  9. My dad taught me a great recipe for a beef, mushroom, and red pepper stew. Its nice and spicy, and full of delicious beef... And its cheap too!

  10. omfg looks so good.

    im gonna make for my girl before she comes over tomorrow night :)

    Looks like my house is gonna smell GOOOD for a while. thanks!

  11. I'm not too keen on onions, but this looks pretty good. Will try.

  12. Interesting. Thanks for sharing that!

  13. im coming to your house for dinner tonight. is that alright?

  14. hey i have also a cooking blog! maybe we can figure out something together!

    great recipes here! :)

  15. As a student I am definately going to try this one