Now we've used an Instant Pot for this because we're fancy and it saves farting about with the hob, but this will do just fine cooked in a heavy-duty iron pot for a few hours. We've portioned it up as four large servings at around 390 calories a time - we usually just have ours in a bowl but feel free to serve it with whatever.
As ever, calories are approximate and do rather depend on your mix of vegetables and what have you.
Finally, see the note on lamb!
400g lamb - we used chopped lamb neck which you can get from most butchers - it's a dirt cheap bit of meat too so won't break the bank
two large onions
one teaspoon of minced garlic
one teaspoon of tomato puree
about 400g of chopped carrot
300g of chopped celery
tin of chopped tomatoes
400g new potatoes, halved
330ml bottle of Guinness
400ml of beef stock
pinch of dried chives, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper
slice the onions into fine half-moon slices and then:
if using an Instant Pot, select saute and fry them gently until golden, adding the garlic and thyme a minute or two before everything is done
if on the hob, well, same as above, but on the hob
tip all of the other ingredients into the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook on low for about 30 minutes, making sure the valve is set to seal - once done, allow to vent pressure and serve
if making it on the hob, put everything into the pan and allow to bubble away on a medium heat for at least a couple of hours until everything has thickened
serve with whatever you like
lamb neck is cheap and tasty, but if you're not a fan, swap out for diced beef
if Guinness isn't up your street, just use more beef stock
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Recipe by twochubbycubs at https://twochubbycubs.com/2022/04/19/irish-stew/