Idaho Potato Irish Stew

Idaho Potato Irish Stew

A flavorful, traditional stew - lean meat simmered with vegetables in an aromatic broth.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs

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  • 2 lb Idaho Potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 3 cup peeled, cut in half, then thinly sliced onions
  • 2 cup peeled, cut carrots (1-inch in length)
  • 1 pinch each of salt and black pepper, to taste, divided
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 lb boneless, lean beef blade steaks or lamb chops, trimmed
  • 12 oz prepared, reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a 3-quart heavy pot with a lid, arrange half of the potatoes, onions and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Top with 6 sprigs of fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon of dry thyme. Place the meat on top of the vegetables and add the remaining potatoes, onions and carrots. Season with salt, pepper and remaining thyme. Add beef broth and 1 cup water.

Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours until the meat and potatoes are fork-tender.

Discard the thyme sprigs if using fresh thyme and if necessary, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve.


For variation, add green breans to the stew.

Thanks to Recipe courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 401 cals
Kilojoules 1,679 kJ
Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 303 mg
Carbohydrates 43.0 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Total Sugars 6.9 g
Protein 37.4 g
Calcium 80.0 mg
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