Lamb Stew (Irish Stew) Recipe

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Rose Published: December 2, 2020 Modified: October 1, 2021
Lamb Stew (Irish Stew) Recipe

How To Make Lamb Stew (Irish Stew)

Prepare this heartwarming lamb stew to warm you on cold days made with chunks of lamb, potatoes, and carrots cooked all together in one flavorful dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 55 minutes



  • 2lbslamb shoulder ,cut into 1½ pieces
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2tbspvegetable oil,divided
  • 1onion ,large, sliced
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tbspflour
  • 1Guiness beer
  • 3carrots,chopped into 3 pieces
  • 2potatoes,large, about 1 ½ pounds
  • 4cupsbeef broth
  • thyme sprigs,or ½ teaspoon, dried
  • ¼cupparsley


  1. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat and brown lamb in small batches.

  2. Set lamb aside and add onions to the pot with the remaining oil. Cook until tender for about 5 minutes.

  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of broth to deglaze and scrape any brown bits off the bottom. Cook until broth has evaporated.

  4. Add butter and flour the cook for one minute. Turn heat to low. Add beer and then broth with a small amount at a time mixing until smooth after each addition.

  5. The mixture will seem pasty and thick at first. Continue adding liquid a little bit at a time until smooth.

  6. Add the lamb back into the pot and simmer for 90 minutes or until the lamb is fork-tender. Add potatoes, carrots, and thyme and simmer for 25 minutes or until tender. 

  7. Stir in parsley and serve with Irish Soda Bread.


  • Calories: 931.97kcal
  • Fat: 62.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 25.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.19g
  • Fiber: 6.50g
  • Sugar: 6.15g
  • Protein: 48.01g
  • Cholesterol: 178.56mg
  • Sodium: 1904.98mg
  • Calcium: 187.55mg
  • Potassium: 1980.00mg
  • Iron: 9.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 687.64µg
  • Vitamin C: 108.79mg
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