American Irish Stew

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Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere.

Eat festively. Turn your party’s food and drinks into true Irish dining with some delicious recipes like this American Irish Stew, which includes beef, onion, carrots and potatoes for a tasty cultural meal to fill all of your hungry guests. For more hosting tips and the perfect themed recipes for any occasion, visit culinary.net.


American Irish Stew

Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
    1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 medium parsnips, cut into large chunks (optional)
  • 3 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 leek, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Servings: 6

Nutritional information per serving: 370 calories, 8g total fat (2g saturated fat), 43g carbohydrate, 32g protein, 6g dietary fiber, 427mg sodium


In large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add beef and garlic. Cook, gently stirring until meat is evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper.

Add onion, carrots and parsnips. Cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 75 minutes, or until meat is tender.

Stir in potatoes and simmer another 30 minutes. Add rosemary and leeks. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender. To avoid potatoes falling apart, do not overcook.

Serve hot and garnish with parsley, if desired.

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