Irish Lamb Stew Recipe with Bacon

When the cold months are here, nothing is as comforting as an Irish lamb stew recipe with bacon. There are different Irish stew recipes to choose from, but the main ingredients stay the same, and those are lamb, potatoes and carrots, as well as a delicious sauce/gravy.

This Irish lamb stew recipe with bacon is nice served with a generous chunk of bread for sopping up all those wonderful juices. You can make a huge pot of it and let people ladle some into their bowls. Most of the family will want a second bowlful because this is such a tasty meal.

Something great about traditional Irish stew is its simplicity. You do not need lots of different ingredients to make it because all the flavor comes from the meat and vegetables. If in doubt, why not make a pot full of this. Everyone is sure to be blown away by the amazing taste.

Irish Lamb Stew Recipe with Bacon: Make It Filling

Some recipes feature barley or another grain but this one is filling enough just with the addition of the lamb and veggies, so we are not using it here. If you are curious about making a crockpot Irish lamb stew recipe with bacon then you can do so. Just give it about 10 hours on low or until the lamb is tender and the vegetables are too.

What Kind of Pot to Use

This Irish lamb stew recipe with bacon is such a delicious, hearty meal. Use a heavy-bottomed pot for making it. Anything with a thin base (and I speak from experience here) is going to get too hot on the bottom and you don’t want your stew to stick to the pot. Heavy-bottomed pots cost more than the light ones but they’re worth it and will last for many years.

This one-pot feast makes enough stew to serve 10 but it keeps for a few days in the refrigerator so you can warm it up again for tomorrow’s lunch or even freeze some. Halve the recipe if there are only a couple of you though.

Traditional Irish Stew with Lamb
Making Irish stew could not be easier, and this recipe shows you how to make it the authentic Irish way using plenty of tasty lamb and wholesome veggies.
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Cuisine: Irish
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 10
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Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds diced bacon
  • 6 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, in 2 inch cubes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 cups diced carrots
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 chopped yellow onions
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Fry the bacon in a skillet until evenly browned, then drain and crumble it.
  2. Toss the lamb with the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Brown the lamb in the skillet in the bacon fat, then transfer it into a stock pot, leaving ¼ cup of fat in the skillet.
  4. Saute the garlic with 1 of the onions in the skillet until the onions start to become light brown, then deglaze the skillet with the water.
  5. Add the onion mixture to the skillet with the bacon, stock and sugar.
  6. Cover and simmer for 1½ hours.
  7. Add the potatoes, carrots, remaining onions, thyme, bay leaves and wine to the pot.
  8. Turn the heat down and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until all the veggies are tender.
Notes
Irish stew can be garnished with some fresh parsley, like in the picture.
It is even better the following day so a lot of people will make this a day in advance then reheat it gently. The flavors just seem more intense that way.

 

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