I don’t care if it isn’t St. patty’s day! I’m making this Irish coddle stew. are you?
Check out what my pals over at Group Recipes had to say about this recipe:
“Why am I making Irish Stew? It’s not St. Paddies’ Day and I’m not Irish. I was going through my box of old, but important, stuff the other day and ran across this recipe from Karen. Karen was a lovely English lass I knew in Hawaii, some thirty years ago.”
Well, Thank god for Karen and this amazing Irish stew.
• 1 lb. stewing beef, bite size pieces
• 8 slices Hormel bacon, chopped to 1″ pieces, to taste.
• 1 pound Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage (any mild sausage will work), bite size pieces.
• 8 to 10 white potatoes, quartered (leave skin on, if you can).
• 3 to 4 celery ribs, strings off and chopped .
• 3 medium onions, quartered.
• 2 to 3 parsnips, scraped and sliced
• 6 to 8 carrots, scraped and sliced thick.
• 2 liters (2 qts.) chicken or veggie stock.
• 1 bottle Guinness stout.
• 1/2 cup pearl barley
• 1 dash Heinz Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tsp raw sugar
• 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Dash Bertolli extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tsp. basil, chopped
• 1 tsp. cilantro, chopped
• 1 tsp. parsley, chopped
Prep your stuff: Slice, dice, cube, etc Put these in small bowls in the order they will be used. See Photo
1. Put oil into a small skillet to heat.
2. Add onions and bacon, sauté until onions are tender.
3. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds more.
4. Add the stew beef and sear, browning well.
5. Add the Worcestershire sauce.
6. Pour 1 liter of stock and the Guinness into your crock pot (OR stew pot) and set to low. See Photo
7. Add prepared vegetables.
8. Add barley, herbs and sugar and mix well.
9. Add skillet mixture to pot.
10. Salt and FG pepper to taste.
11. Cover the contents of the crock/pot with more chicken, or veggie, stock.
12. Cook 3 to 5 hours at low heat on the stove top/5 to 7 in a low crock pot.
13. Close to serving time check the consistency.
14. Thicken with cornstarch and water, as desired.
15. Put on your green apron, or shirt, and serve
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Quick Tip: Serve this stew with Irish soda bread.
Thank you to Group Recipes for this great recipe.