Lamb Stew
Lamb Stew

Lamb Stew

Source: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/lamb-stew
Region: Ireland
Rating: 9/10

Yields1 Serving
 2 lbs lamb shoulder (cut into 1-1/2" pieces)
 salt & pepper
 2 tbsp vegetable oil (divided)
 1 large onion
 2 tbsp butter
 2 tbsp flour
 1 can Guiness beer
 3 carrots (chopped into 3" pieces)
 2 large potatoes (about 1.5 lbs)
 4 cups beef broth
 2 spriges thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
 ¼ cup parsley
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 remaining oil. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

3

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

4

Add butter and flour. Cook one minute. Turn heat to low. Add beer and then broth a small amount at a time mixing until smooth after each addition. The mixture will seem pasty and thick at first. Continue adding liquid a little bit at a time until smooth.

5

Simmer 90 minutes or until lamb is fork tender. Add potatoes, carrots and thyme and simmer 25 minutes or until tender.

6

Stir in parsley and serve with 6. Irish Soda Bread.

Ingredients

 2 lbs lamb shoulder (cut into 1-1/2" pieces)
 salt & pepper
 2 tbsp vegetable oil (divided)
 1 large onion
 2 tbsp butter
 2 tbsp flour
 1 can Guiness beer
 3 carrots (chopped into 3" pieces)
 2 large potatoes (about 1.5 lbs)
 4 cups beef broth
 2 spriges thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
 ¼ cup parsley

Directions

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 remaining oil. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

3

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

4

Add butter and flour. Cook one minute. Turn heat to low. Add beer and then broth a small amount at a time mixing until smooth after each addition. The mixture will seem pasty and thick at first. Continue adding liquid a little bit at a time until smooth.

5

Simmer 90 minutes or until lamb is fork tender. Add potatoes, carrots and thyme and simmer 25 minutes or until tender.

6

Stir in parsley and serve with 6. Irish Soda Bread.

Lamb Stew