Recipe: Hearty & Heartwarming
The experts at Schnucks Cooks bring authenticity to your St. Pats celebration with a traditional Irish recipe.
This satisfying stew is a full-on Irish feast in a bowl. The half hour you’ll need to prep and cook it will be well worth it once you savor the most authentic Irish Stew this side of Dublin. It’s the perfect dish to bring to your St. Patrick’s Day potluck or to sit down to after a brisk day enjoying the parade.
Quick Irish Stew (Serves 6)
What You Need:
•’ 2 tablespoons Schnucks extra virgin olive oil
•’ 3 garlic cloves, minced
•’ 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
•’ 1 bag (16 oz.) Schnucks frozen baby carrots, rinsed and each cut diagonally in half
•’ 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen roasted red potato halves with seasoning
•’ 1 can (14 oz.) less-sodium beef broth
•’ 1 container (18 oz.) fully cooked, slow roasted beef pot roast with gravy, cut into 1-inch chunks
•’ 1 bottle (12 oz.) beer or 1 additional can (14 oz.) beef broth
•’ 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
•’ 1 tablespoon cornstarch
•’ 3 tablespoons water
•’ Salt and ground black pepper (optional)
What To Do
1. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add frozen carrots and cook 3 minutes or until carrots are heated through, stirring frequently.
2. Stir in potatoes and broth; cover and heat to boiling. Stir in beef with its gravy, beer and thyme; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Cut any large potatoes in half, if necessary.
3. In cup, stir cornstarch into water. With spoon, stir cornstarch mixture into stew; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until stew thickens. Stir in salt and ground black pepper, if desired.
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Quick Irish stew
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