Irish lamb Stew

  • Irish lamb Stew Recipe
  • Irish lamb stew ingredients
  • Irish lamb stew toddler recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 60+ minutes to cook
  • Makes 2 adult and 2 children's portions
  • Can be frozen
  • How to make

300-350g lamb
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stick
2-3 tbsp pearl barley
600ml water
2 sprigs of thyme
1 bay leaf
Pinch of black pepper
2 carrots
3 medium potatoes
80g kale or spring greens

Step 1

Cut the lamb ito small chunks, chop the onion, celery, carrots and potatoes

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a pot with lid and wait until it is very hot. Brown the lamb pieces quickly then set the meat aside

Step 3

Turn the heat down and add 1 tbsp. of oil, the onion and celery, cook gently for 3 minutes

Step 4

Return the meat into the pot, add the barley, thyme, bay leaf, black pepper and enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally

Step 5

After 1 hour, add the carrots and potatoes and simmer covered for further 1 hour

Step 6

Add the kale or spring greens and cook for 5 minutes before serving. Serve as is for older children, or mash or blend to desired consistancy for younger babies


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Recipe notes

For a speedier version, use minced lamb and cook everything together until tender. Add the kale or spring greens at the end as above.

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