Slow Cooker Irish Stew with Guinness
Tender lamb with savory vegetables slow-cooked with Irish Guinness stout ale make a comforting meal chock full of luck and love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
- 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb cubed
- 1 pound boiler onions or pearl onions peeled and left whole
- 1 whole garlic peeled and cloves separated
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon dried snipped chives
- salt and black pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 pound potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 pound celery root trimmed and chopped
- 8 ounces parsnips chopped
- 8 ounces turnips chopped
- 8 ounces carrots chopped
- 1 cup vegetable stock or beef stock
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet optional
- 16 fluid ounces Guinness stout ale
Trim visible fat from lamb, pat completely dry and cut into chunks.
Place the fat trimmings into a large skillet and cook until fat renders out, then discard the solids.
Add lamb, onions and garlic to the pan along with thyme, chives, salt and pepper and saute until onions are browned and lamb is seared. Toss mixture with the 1/4 cup flour.
Place vegetables in the bottom of a large crock pot.
Place floured lamb and onions on top of that.
Pour stock and Guinness stout over all.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until vegetables and lamb are tender.