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Old-Fashioned Irish Stew

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 to 2pounds lamb stew meat, cut into bite-size pieces
2teaspoons olive oil
4cups water
2cups sliced peeled potatoes
2cups sliced carrots
2cups diced turnips
1large yellow onion, sliced
1/2 to 1teaspoon marjoram
1/2 to 1teaspoon thyme
1/2 to 1teaspoon rosemary, crushed
1/8teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Brown the lamb in the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. Add the potatoes, carrots, turnips, onion, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Adjust the seasonings to taste.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Boston, Boston Uncommon, a Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods (The Junior League of Boston 2007)

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