Irish Beef Stew




Yield 6


Mashed potatoes:


  1. Brown the meat over medium-high heat in olive oil.
  2. Add garlic, onion, carrots, parsnip and spices.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes before adding beef broth.
  4. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for at least 2 hours.
  5. After about 1 1/2 hours, make mashed potatoes.
  6. Boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  7. Strain potatoes and mash with the butter and milk.
  8. Mix the melted butter and flour together to make a roux.
  9. Add the roux, peas and salt & pepper to the stew.
  10. Raise heat to medium-high and continue to cook for ten more minutes.
  11. Remove the bay leaf.
  12. Serve the stew over the mashed potatoes.

Recipe by Simply Whisked at