One of the first meals I learned to cook was an Irish stew…being Irish it was a staple in our home growing up and still provides me with the feeling of ultimate comfort on a miserable winters day…and even some rainy summer ones.
I hope you enjoy!
1kg of potatoes peeled and halved
1onion cut into quarters
3 carrots peeled and chopped
3 sticks of celery chopped
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
450gr minced beef
450gr diced stewing beef
Beef stock cube
Prep all veg
Brown onions, celery and herbs in a pan with a little oil then add all beef.
Once browned for about 5 mins add tin of tomatoes and rest of the veg and top up with water.
Let it come up to a boil and then simmer for about an hour until water has reduced slightly.
At this stage add your stock cube. You may need more then one depending on the consistency you want. I just use one because I add enough potato which helps to thicken.
Keep stirring and boiling until you are happy and all meat and veg are soft. Serve with some fresh crusty bread and enjoy.
There are many variations of an Irish stew so play around with it until you find one you love. You can add red wine instead of tomatoes and change the veg to whatever you prefer.