Irish Stew | Reader's Digest

Irish Stew

Served with Irish soda bread, this makes a hearty St. Patrick's Day meal.

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  • prep 5 min
  • serves 6
Irish Stew

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lamb stew meat
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup cubed turnip
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried marjoram, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

    How to make it  Under 2 hours


  • 1

    In a Dutch oven, brown lamb in oil over medium-high heat. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.


  • 2

    Add the potatoes, onion, carrot, turnip and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.


  • 3

    In a small bowl, combine the flour, milk and browning sauce if desired until smooth; stir into stew. Add parsley. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 279
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg
  • Sodium: 469mg
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Fiber: 2g

Serving size: 1 1/2 cup

Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable