Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a warm plate of savory crockpot Irish beef stew. The browned beef is slowly cooked in beef broth and beer along with bacon, vegetables, herbs, and tomato paste. It’s a succulent dish packed with meaty flavors.
How To Make Crockpot Irish Beef Stew
This crockpot Irish beef stew is a savory and hassle-free dish to make especially when celebrating St. Patrick's Day
- Season the beef cubes in salt and pepper.
- Toss the beef with flour to coat the pieces. Set aside.
- Fry the bacon in a deep skillet or heavy pot until done then remove it with a slotted spoon, leaving the bacon drippings in the pan.
- Add enough olive oil to the pan. Working in batches and being careful not to overcrowd the pieces, generously brown the beef on all sides.
- Transfer the beef to a plate and repeat until all the beef is browned.
- Add the onions and fry them, adding more oil if necessary, until lightly browned about 10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add tomato paste, all the spices, and Worcestershire sauce. Roast briefly.
- Deglaze the pot with stout beer and reduce briefly.
- Add the stock, and return the beef and bacon to the pot along with the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Transfer everything to a slow cooker and then cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours
- Adjust taste accordingly with salt and pepper. Discard any whole spices.
- Serve with some crusty country bread or Irish soda bread. This soup is even better the next day.
This soup is even better the next day.
- Sugar: 6g
- Calcium: 93mg
- Calories: 563kcal
- Carbohydrates: 33g
- Cholesterol: 121mg
- Fat: 29g
- Fiber: 5g
- Iron: 5mg
- Potassium: 1150mg
- Protein: 36g
- Saturated Fat: 13g
- Sodium: 2279mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 3989IU
- Vitamin C: 28mg
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