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Awesome Slow Cooker Irish Stew

Updated on January 25, 2015

Cut-up some lamb, potatoes and fresh veggies. Toss them into your crock pot the night before, and have a hardy meal at hand the moment your St. Patrick's Day celebration begins.

3 stars from 2 ratings of Awesome Slow Cooker Irish Stew

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 15 min
Yields: approximately 6 servings

Kitchenware Required

vegetable peeler

kitchen knives

measuring cup

measuring spoons

large skillet

large slow cooker

large wooden spoon


  • 1 pound boneless lean lamb
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup fast-cooking tapioca
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. Cut the boneless lamb into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet, and brown the lamb pieces half at a time.
  3. In your slow cooker mix together the potatoes, turnips, carrots, onions, tapioca, thyme, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in your browned lamb pieces and beef broth.
  5. Cover the slow cooker, and cook the stew on low-heat setting for 10-12 hours (or high-heat setting for 5-6 hours).
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 292
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Saturated fat 6 g30%
Unsaturated fat 9 g
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 17 g34%
Cholesterol 50 mg17%
Sodium 684 mg29%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • Duce Arendell profile image

      Duce Arendell 6 years ago

      On St. Patrick's Day I went out to an Irish pub, and they had the best Irish Stew made in a crock pot with Guinness. It was awesome! So now I'm thinking...maybe I'll add a pint or so of Guinness beer to this Irish Stew recipe.