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Crockpot Irish Stew Recipe

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Irish stew
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Let your crockpot do the work on this hearty Irish stew made with lamb and vegetables. This recipe may easily be converted to oven or stove-top methods.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless lamb cubed, browned, and drained
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca (optional - see Note)
  • 10 ounces frozen peas


Sprinkle browned lamb cubes with salt and pepper. Place lamb in the crockpot along with water, bay leaf, carrots, onions, potatoes, and tapioca. Cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, adding peas to the stew during the last hour.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Note: If you do not wish a thickened gravy, omit the tapioca.

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Crowd pleasing Irish Stew, Member Lucky.Pat

I have been making this Irish Stew recipe for about 15 years. I had a similar recipe in the book that came with a crock pot I received many years ago. I prefer to hand trim my lamb, after I partially freeze it, for ease of cutting. The Tapioca is a must for good gravy. I now use a larger crock pot and slightly increase the quanity of carrots and potatoes. I serve it each year for my birthday party, and there are never any leftovers. The meat comes out fork tender.

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