CrockPot Traditional Irish Beef Stew Recipe

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 9:00 h
  • Ready In: 9:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    32 g
  • Cholesterol

    68 mg
  • Fat

    11 g
  • Fiber

    6 g
  • Protein

    30 g
  • Saturated Fat

    3.6 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    214 mg
  • Sugar

    3.2 g
  • Trans Fat

    4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    2.2 g
  • Potassium

    245 mg
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Crockpot traditional Irish beef stew recipe. Delicious Irish beef stew made with potatoes, carrots, onions, and beef. You’ll love the flavor of this hearty dish.

What Exactly is Traditional Irish Beef Stew?

Irish stew is a traditional Irish dish that is hearty, filling, and delicious. It’s easy to make and the ingredients are inexpensive.

The dish has been around for centuries, but its exact origins are unknown. Some say it originated in Britain or France while others say it was created by Irish cooks who were trying to stretch their meat rations during Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845-1852.

The recipe varies from family to family but usually includes potatoes, onions, carrots, canned tomato soup, salt, and pepper. The meat should be cut into small pieces so it will cook quickly in the water or beer without drying out too much.

Why Irish beef stew is the best dish

When it comes to beef stew, Irish beef stew is the best. There are many reasons why this is the case. For example, the meat is cooked in a slow cooker with potatoes, carrots, and onions. The flavor of this dish comes from the spices that are added towards the end of cooking time: thyme, salt, and pepper.

Irish beef stew has been around for centuries and there are many variations on how to make it. Some people like to add the ale or stout beer to their recipe for a richer taste. Others like to add parsnips or turnips instead of carrots or potatoes for an earthier flavor.

Slow-Cooking Tips for Beef Stew

Slow cooking is the best way to cook beef stew. It not only makes the meat tender but also helps it retain its flavor.

The first step in cooking a slow-cooked beef stew is to brown the meat. The browning process caramelizes the sugars in the meat and gives it a nice crusty finish. When you’re browning, make sure that you don’t overcrowd your pan or else you won’t get that beautiful sear on each piece of meat.

After you’ve browned your meat, add all of your vegetables and spices to your pot and cover it with water or stock. If you want to make sure that your vegetables are cooked through, add them at the beginning instead of at the end as they will take longer to cook than most other ingredients.

CrockPot Traditional Irish Beef Stew Recipe

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  • 2 pounds (960 g) stewing beef, cubed
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup
  • 10 ¾ oz (325 ml) cans tomato soup
  • 1 soup can water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (500 g) diced carrots
  • 2 cups (500 g) diced potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • half head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1.4 cup (60 ml) water


Step 1

Place stewing beef, onion soup, tomato soup, broccoli, water, salt, pepper, carrots, onions, and potatoes in a slow cooker. Cover the pot and cook on a Low-heat setting for 8 hours.

Step 2

Turn off the cooker and open the lid. Stir the stew well before serving. Serve hot.

Comments (2)

  1. posted by Gordon Austin on October 4, 2022

    Hi when I make Irish Stew the ingrediasts i find most tasty are Gravy Beef with all fat trimmed off braized then plopped into the slow cooker along with 6 squirts of Worcester sauce and 6squirts of Soy Sauce along with two oxo cubes plus two 1.2
    Itres of water followed by about 5 quarters of agria potatoes along with a powdered instant gravy beef at first you think you have overpowered the taste but at the end of the slow cook along with putting corn flour in to firm up the mix it tastes delicious and you want more. Mmmmm


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