Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours 50 minutes Total Time: 3 hours Servings: 4
A slowly braised Irish style lamb stew with Guinness.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound lamb, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 onions, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 can Guinness
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
- 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 white potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
- 4 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 handful parsley, chopped
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, add the lamb and brown on each side.
- Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Sprinkle in the flour and stir.
- Add the Guinness and beef stock.
- Add the rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the lamb it fork tender, about 1-2 hours.
- Add the potatoes and carrots and some more beef stock to cover.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer covered until they are tender, about 20 minutes depending on cut.
- Plate and garnish with parsley.
Slow Cooker (RECOMMENDED): Optionally implement steps 1-3, implement step 4, place everything except the parsley in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or high for 2-4 hours before adding the parsley.
1 h 5 m 20 servings 172 cals
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an ‘X’ into the top of the loaf.
Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Check for doneness after 30 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.