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Gram's Irish Stew Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 4 hrs

Gram's Irish Stew

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"This is a stick-to-the-ribs stew I learned as a child from my Gram's. If you like a thicker stew, you can use more cornstarch. "

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 30 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef to the oil and season with the sage; cook the beef until browned on all sides; drain.
  2. Place beef, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onion, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and beef bouillon in a slow cooker; season with salt. Pour enough water over the mixture to cover. Set slow cooker to HIGH and cover. Cook for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk together the cornstarch and warm water in a small bowl until smooth; stir through the stew. Allow the stew to cook until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 26, 2009

This was a Great recipe, my family loved it. I did tweek it a little, I added 2 cups more of broth, and I substituted the wine with a little broth (have small kids), I also added some celery flakes, and some frozen pees. other than that it was a Great dish!!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2008

I was very disappointed with this recipe. The cooking time is way off. Had to move it to a pot on the stove to finish cooking it to have it for a supper that was later than I planned. I will not make it again.

 
Jan 21, 2009

I found this recipe very basic but with a little creativity it was very good. I added some of my own spices and the cook time is also off I ended up cooking on high for 6 hours. But in the end it was pretty good.

 
Nov 16, 2010

This was a good base to jump from. Instead of water and powdered beef, I added a can of condensed beef boullion (soup) and a can of condensed consumé soup. And then I went crazy because I had some things to get rid of, so I added about 2 oz of saké and half a can of poutine sauce (similar to chicken gravy) that were taking up space on my counter. Usually when I start throwing things in like that, it ends up tasting like a mistake -- but not this time. It's absolutely delicious. So I gave myself 5 stars.

 
Jan 11, 2011

Thank you Kel67. Great recipe. Tried it, and just keep on making it. Would not change a thing. Your Gram's cooking is what keeps the memories alive. Keep up the good work.

 
Feb 22, 2011

I found this pretty flavorless.

 
Apr 13, 2009

Cook time was way off and needed to add more cornstarch that it called for.

 
Mar 24, 2012

I haven't even finished cooking it yet, but it smells wonderful. I tasted it and it was absolutely delightful. The sage reminds me of Thanksgiving Day when I was a child.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 746 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 40.1 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 51.2 g
  • 102%
  • Sodium
  • 320 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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