Hello!

Here’s a great, festive recipe to make for St. Patrick’s Day! There’s a ton of great, Irish recipes out there, but Irish stew is my favorite. The traditional Irish stew is fairly simple; made from lamb and a variety of root vegetables such as: potatoes, carrots, onions. 
I found a great recipe online, and I made it this weekend. It was definitely a crowd pleaser. 
The recipe makes about 6 servings; and the leftovers are delicious!
Ingredients:
2 pounds meat (use either lamb or boneless chuck roast)
2 large onions, chopped
2 pounds potatoes (cut into big chunks)
1 turnip, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped (leaves included)
3 carrots, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
Parsley (fresh or dried)
Salt
Pepper

Irish Stew
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes.
3. Layer vegetable and meat in a 2 1/2 quart, lightly greased casserole dish or Dutch oven, beginning and ending with vegetables. Sprinkle each layer with salt, pepper, and parsley to desired taste.
4. Add bay leaf and chicken broth and cover. 
5. Cook for 2 hours. 
6. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Irish Stew
What is your favorite traditional Irish recipe/food?
Until next time…

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