Irish Style Beef Stew

Irish-Style Beef Stew

While corned beef tends to be the more popular dish to serve for St. Patrick’s Day here in America, stew is actually a very traditional Irish meal. This was always our family’s choice. Here is an authentic Irish-style stew made with beef, potatoes and carrots. To this day it is one of my favorite dishes.

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Irish Style Beef Stew
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Irish-Style Beef Stew

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 2 teaspoons butter or dairy-free alternative
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion - halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 pound beef shoulder meat - cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt - divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper - divided
  • 1 pound baking potatoes - peeled and sliced
  • 2 large carrots - peeled and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery - sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley - divided
  • 2 cups gluten-free beef stock - divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion and cook until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add cubed beef and brown for about 3 minutes. Season meat and onion mixture with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and celery to the Dutch oven. Season with 2 tablespoons parsley and remaining salt and pepper. Pour in cups beef stock and cover tightly with a lid (or foil).
  • Bake for 1½ - 2 hours in the oven, until both vegetables and meat are very tender. When done cooking, mix the last ½ cup of beef stock with 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a small bowl to form a slurry. Remove pan from oven and stir in the slurry to thicken the stew.
  • Divide into bowls and garnish with remaining parsley. Serve with gluten-free French bread or gluten-free Irish soda bread.


Note: This stew is even better after it has been sitting for a bit and the flavors have had a chance to meld, so feel free to make this in advance and just reheat when ready to eat.


Nutrition Facts
Irish-Style Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 660mg28%
Potassium 864mg25%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 3635IU73%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Beef Corned Beef Kim Maes Optionally Dairy Free St. Patrick's Day Stew
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