Make Your Own Luck This Month With Our Sutter Home Irish Stew Recipe
Servings: 4-6 Servings
Wine Varietal: Merlot
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, we want to tip our hats to Ireland and all the beauty she holds. That’s just what this recipe for Irish stew, one of Ireland’s national meals, aims to do. While it has been around since the 1800s, the exact recipe has not been consistent through time or from place to place. Irish purists would say that a traditional Irish stew includes mutton chops or kid goat, potatoes, onions, and water. Many newer recipes also include carrots, turnips, and pearl barley, although traditionalists may frown on the adaptations. But we know that sometimes change can be good, which is why our recipe includes lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley.
The smooth blackberry, plum, and cherry flavors, along with hints of smoke and spice, of Sutter Home Merlot pairs deliciously with the savory meats and vegetables of the stew. It’s the best way to bring a little bit of Ireland to your table this month.
Cook up little luck of the Irish.
Irish Stew Ingredients:
- 2 1/2 Cups Beef Stock, Low Sodium
- 2 Tablespoons Extra-virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Pounds Lamb Neck Pieces or Shoulder Chops, Trimmed
- 1/2 Cup Sutter Home Merlot
- 3 Medium Carrots, Peeled and Thinly Sliced
- 2 Medium Onions, Thinly Sliced
- 1 Pound White Potatoes, Peeled and Thinly Sliced, about 5 Medium Potatoes
- 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Bundle of Rosemary
Irish Stew Directions:
- Pour the chicken broth into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, cut the lamb into bite-size pieces.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb and cook, turning to brown on all sides. Then add Sutter Home Merlot and simmer with lamb approximately 5 minutes.
- Put the carrots, onions, and potatoes in a slow cooker. Arrange the browned lamb pieces on top of the vegetables.
- Add boiling broth to the slow cooker and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low.
- Sprinkle fresh rosemary over the stew and serve hot with homemade bread or biscuits.
- Pair with Sutter Home Merlot to bring out the flavors!
Want some homemade buttery biscuits to go along with your Irish Stew? This recipe is deliciously crumby! Homemade Buttery Biscuits.