Watch Chef John prepare a simple Irish stew. He uses lamb shoulder chops, the least expensive and best cut for Irish stew. Chef John's is a beer-free Irish stew. The stew gets its rich, dark color from the browned bits and pan juices instead of the stout. When it's done simmering, the lamb is fall-off the bone, the potatoes are totally tender, and the broth is wonderfully flavorful. This stew is too good to eat just once a year. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Irish Stew. Garnish with chopped green onions.