Irish Stew Recipe


  • 2 lb (900 g) potatoes
  • 2 lb scrag or neck of lamb
  • 2 large onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pint lamb stock or water
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Pre- heat the oven to Gas Mark 2.
  2. Wipe and tim the meat of surplus fat and cut into largish chunks. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Peel and slice the vegetables and put alternate layers of meat and vegetables into a casserole.
  4. Pour in the stock or water and cover.
  5. Cook in the oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  6. Sprinke with chopped parsley before serving.

Makes 4 good portions.

Posted in All Recipes, Lamb Recipes, Slow Cooking
One comment on “Irish Stew Recipe
  1. Peter Long says:

    Have just come across your site , enjoying it so far and it ethos, was browsing your recipes and happened upon Irish Stew.
    I’m Irish and Stew is probably my favourite winter dinner, but I make it slightly differently (now every house in Ireland has their own recipe for this dinner).
    While offically it is a white stew , my family have always added carrots, Sweetens it and instead of parsley we would use thyme. Submiting this for varity…….


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