Irish Beef Stew Recipe

Irish Beef Stew is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Irish Beef Stew by following this easy recipe.
Irish Beef Stew Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1½ kg Stewing Beef (cut into cubes)
  • 175g Streaky Bacon
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 12 Baby Onions (peeled)
  • 18 button Mushrooms
  • 3 Carrots (cut into quarters)
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Thyme (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Parsley (chopped)
  • 10 cloves Garlic (crushed, grated)
  • 425ml Red Wine
  • 425ml Chicken or Beef Stock

  • For the Roux
  • 50gm Butter
  • 50gm Flour
How to make Irish Beef Stew:
  • Take a little olive oil in a hot casserole and sauté the beef and bacon in it.
  • Now remove the meat and toss in the onions, mushrooms and carrots, one ingredient at a time, seasoning each time.
  • Place these back in the casserole, along with the herbs and garlic.
  • Cover with red wine and stock and simmer for one hour or until the meat and vegetables are cooked.
  • To make the roux, take a pan and heat it over medium flame. Add butter and flour to it and cook for 2 minutes.
  • When the stew is cooked, remove the meat and vegetables.
  • Bring the remaining liquid to the boil and add 1 tbsp of roux. Whisk the mixture until the roux is broken up and the juices have thickened, allow boiling.
  • Replace the meat and vegetables, and taste for seasoning.
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley and serve.