Comforting Irish Beef Stew - a classic Irish meal that is perfect on St. Patrick's Day or any day! #stpatricksday #irishstew #whole30

Comforting Irish Beef Stew

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: Approx. 8 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Irish


Comforting Irish Beef Stew – a delicious Irish meal that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day!



  • 22.5 lbs beef or lamb (you could really use any cut you want, I used a nice beef roast), cut into large 1-2 inch chunks
  • 3T ghee
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 large sweet yellow onion (or 1 small yellow onion) cut into wedges
  • 10 baby onions
  • 10 baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 1/2 russet potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into medium chunks
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 46 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • (Note:if you want a thicker broth, simply place beef in approx. 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder to lightly coat before you cook in ghee)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sprinkle cut up beef (or lamb) with salt and pepper.
  3. Add ghee to dutch oven, melt and coat the pan.
  4. Add beef to pan and cook on medium high heat, searing all sides, and continuing to cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  6. Cover and place in the oven for 1.5 hours
  7. Highly recommend serving over these mashed potatoes!

Keywords: Irish stew, beef stew, healthy beef stew