The Story Behind the Traditional Irish Stew

Next up from our series of Irish cooking videos is probably the most famous of Irish dishes, the Irish Stew.Irish Stew was recognized as early as 1800. It was originally a common food for the ordinary and poor people of Ireland as it used cheap ingredients and fed in bulk. Cheap cuts of meat were used that needed longer to cook, most commonly beef, mutton or lamb. In most cases these cuts were actually more flavourful and the long, slow cooking times meant the meat was meltingly tender in the final dish.


Everyone has their own personal recipes for the Irish Stew, different meats, different vegetables, the addition of Guinness or barley or varied cooking times. Enjoy our method of the traditional Irish stew this St Patrick’s Day, a delicious and practical way to feed the whole family!


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