Easy Irish Stew Recipe

Embark on a culinary journey to the Emerald Isle with our Easy Irish Stew Recipe. This is a simple and hearty way to bring the warmth of Irish comfort food to your table, making every bite a taste of Ireland!

Easy Irish Stew Recipe

Easy Irish Stew Recipe! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s day is only a few days away and what better way to celebrate it but with delicious Irish food. This Easy Irish Stew Recipe is amazingly easy to prepare, it will only take you a few minutes to put everything in a crock pot and then set your timer. This is the perfect dish to eat now or freeze.

Easy Irish Stew Recipe in a Crockpot

When it comes to classic comfort food, Irish stew is a timeless favorite. This easy and flavorful recipe allows you to savor the rich taste of tender meat and hearty vegetables, all effortlessly cooked in a crockpot. Plus, we’ll provide you with freezer tips and reheating instructions for a convenient make-ahead option.


  • 2 lbs lamb stew meat, cubed
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (for coating the meat)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Prepare the Meat:

In a bowl, toss the lamb stew meat with flour, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.

Sear the Meat:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meat on all sides to enhance the flavor. Transfer the seared meat to the crockpot.

Add Vegetables:

Place the potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic in the crockpot with the seared meat.

Create the Broth:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the beef broth, red wine (if using), tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the meat and vegetables in the crockpot.

Cook Low and Slow:

Set the crockpot to low and let it cook for 7-8 hours or until the meat is fork-tender and the vegetables are cooked to perfection.

Freezer Tips:

Allow the stew to cool completely before freezing. Portion it into airtight containers or resealable freezer bags, leaving some space for expansion. Label with the date and contents for easy identification. Frozen Irish stew can be stored for up to 3 months.

Reheating Instructions:

Thaw the frozen stew in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring occasionally, or in the microwave until heated through. Ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Serve and Enjoy:

Ladle the warm and comforting Irish stew into bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Serve with crusty bread for the ultimate cozy experience.

This Easy Irish Stew Recipe in a Crockpot combines the convenience of slow cooking with the rich flavors of traditional Irish cuisine. Whether you’re preparing it fresh or opting for the make-ahead freezer option, this hearty stew is sure to warm your soul. Perfect for a family dinner or entertaining friends on St. Patrick’s Day!

Quick and Easy Option:

If you want to sear the meat and just want a dump it all in the crockpot recipe, then check this out!

Easy Irish Stew Recipe! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

Easy Irish Stew Recipe


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless lean lamb stew meat cut into 1 inch cubes
  • onion
  • carrots
  • white potatoes
  • 2 large boxes of chicken broth
  • 2 tsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced thinly
  • 1 Tablespoon of Rosemary
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic or 1 TBS
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas /I leave mine out
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Italian parsley to garnish


  • Place the meat, veggies and all the ingredients in the crock pot.
    Easy Irish Stew Recipe! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day
  • Pour the chicken broth.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6
    Easy Irish Stew Recipe! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

For more St. Patrick’s Day Irish Recipes, check out these:

Easy Corned Beef Recipe
Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
Dublin Coddle Crock Pot Version
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Pot of Gold Chocolate Cupcakes