This Irish Stew is utterly out of this world delicious! Mouth watering, lip smacking, pure comfort,keep it to yourself and do not share with friends, but you’re going to anyway because you need to brag, delicious! Yes, it is a tad time consuming and has a fair number of ingredients but most of which you might already have on hand. The results of creating layers of flavor is a stew with a deep, rich flavor filled with velvety pieces of meat that just melt in your mouth. Bright orange Carrots give it plate appeal as well as flavor. Serve it as I do over mounds of fluffy white mashed potatoes and everyone will sigh with contentment. And by the way, my stew is ” Guinness Style” because honestly, there’s no Guinness in it. I’m not able to buy a single 16oz can of Guinness and we’ll never drink a 6 pack of it, so I choose a really nice dark Porter that is sold in single bottles. But the name “Porter Irish Stew” just didn’t have that ring to it, so Guinness style it is! For those who do not imbibe, I suggest you try this anyway as the alcohol cooks off and you are left with a not to be imitated dark caramel, malty flavored richness that beer free stew cannot impart.
Ready? Let’s go build us some STEW! And remember, Irish Stew is not just for St. Paddy’s Day. It is soul satisfying at least 3 seasons of the year!
This is what we’ll need. Well at least MOST of what we’ll need. Wouldn’t be me if I didn’t forget a couple things 🙂