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Irish Stew

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Ireland has so many wonderful tastes to please the palate. Of all of those great culinary delights,Irish Stew would have to be a favorite.
Ingredients
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Sweet onion 1 Small, diced
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried italian seasoning 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Cubed lamb stew meat 1 Pound
  Cubed pork stew meat 1 Pound
  Beef broth 14 1⁄2 Ounce
  Carrots 3 , cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  Turnip 1 Medium, quartered and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  Parsnips 2 , cut into 1/2 inch pieces (peeled)
  Red bell pepper 1 , cut into 1 inch pieces (seeded)
  Yellow bell pepper 1 , cut into 1 inch pieces (seeded)
  Green bell pepper 1 , cut into 1 inch pieces (seeded)
  Sweet onion 1 Medium, cut into large chunks
  Celery stalks 2 , cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  Beer 12 Ounce
  Red potatoes 8 Small, quartered
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 1 onion in skillet, and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix in garlic. Cook and stir until tender. Mix in the lamb and pork, and cook until evenly brown. Reduce heat to low, and pour in beef broth. Simmer 30 minutes.

Transfer the skillet mixture to a large pot. Mix in the carrots, turnip, parsnips, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, remaining onion, and celery. Pour in the beer. Cover, and cook 2 hours over low heat.

Remove 1/2 cup stew liquid. Stir potatoes into pot, and continue cooking 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. About 15 minutes before serving, mix cornstarch into the reserved liquid. Stir into the stew to thicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
European
Feel: 
Meaty, Smooth
Method: 
Stir Fried
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids
Ingredient: 
Beef, Meat, Pork, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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