Irish Stew

old recipe but beatuiful

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Step 1:

  • Serves 4-6 (plus normally left overs!)
  • Step 2:

  • Peel and chop potatoes (not too small or else they well disintegrate), peel and slice carrots, chop onion finely, and place all ingredients in saucepan (I normally use an 8 litre pan but any large saucepan will do – or split between 2 average sized pans).
  • Step 3:

  • Fry mince (in its own juices) and drain off fat.
  • Step 4:

  • Place mince on top of vegetables in saucepan, and cover all ingredients with hot water. Put pan on a medium-high heat.
  • Step 5:

  • Once water begins to boil crumble and add stock cubes and gravy powder – as to taste (if you use granules they tend to clog in this recipe). Stir ingredients well and reduce heat so ingredients are simmering.
  • Step 6:

  • Let stew simmer for approximately 1 hour checking occasionally to make sure ingredients are just covered with water.
  • Step 7:

  • Step 8:

  • After 1 hour, turn off heat and add instant mash to thicken – do this slowly and stir continuously. We normally make it thick enough for the spoon to stand up in itself!!! (that’s the way it should be – but make it how you like it!!!).
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