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Irish Stew

10-15 minutes prep/1 hour cooking time


500g potatoes (peeled and chopped into medium chunks)
400g carrots, chopped (can use frozen or tinned)
onion, chopped
800g beef mince
1l beef stock
1 tsp dried thyme or rosemary
black pepper

Optional Extras:
This recipe uses mince but you can use any meat chunks instead if you prefer. Cook  in a slow cooker if desired.

1.    Add potatoes, carrots, onion to an 8lt pan or 2 smaller pans
2.    Brown the mince (in its own juices) and drain off fat
3.    Place mince on top of vegetables in saucepan, add black pepper (to taste) and herbs
4.    Cover all ingredients with hot stock
5.    Put pan on a medium-high heat - bring to the boil, stirring ingredients well
6.    Reduce heat so ingredients are simmering
7.    Let stew simmer for approximately 1 hour, checking occasionally to make sure ingredients are just covered with stock (add more if necessary)

Serve with cabbage or with your choice of rice, pasta, salad, or vegetables.

Recipe adapted from

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