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Amazing Irish Beef Stew

Comfort food at its finest.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 8
Calories: 591kcal
Author: Beth Ricci


  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 2 lbs stewing beef cut into chunks
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 8-10 c. homemade bone broth I used chicken broth because that's what I had on hand, but the logical choice would be beef broth
  • 1/8 c. tomato paste
  • 1-2 T. honey I didn't measure, I just took a large spoonful out of the honey bucket
  • 1 T. dried thyme
  • 1.5 T. worcestershire sauce I buy a gluten-free version at my local health store
  • 2-3 bay leaves depending on their size
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 5 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 2 small or 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cups carrots chopped
  • 1/4 c. rice flour or any other thickener and water


  • Melt 1/3 c. butter in a large stock pot. Brown stewing beef on all sides. Add garlic, saute for 2 minutes. Add half of your bone broth, along with honey, tomato paste, thyme, worcestershire sauce, and bay leaves. Simmer on low, mostly covered.
  • While the above is simmering, melt 1/4 c. butter in a frying pan (cast-iron is best if you have one), and saute onions, carrots, and potatoes for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the bone broth, and simmer for 20 minutes, until veggies are tender.
  • Add veggies concoction to the beef mixture. Stir together. Keep simmering.
  • In an air-tight container (a mason jar works well), shake rice flour and 1 c. water, until dissolved completely. Add to stew, stir, keep at a bubbling simmer until thickened, then turn off heat, and serve.
  • For cooking in the Instant Pot:
  • Use the IP's sauté function to brown the stewing beef on all sides (You don't need to cook it though, just sear it to seal in the juices).
  • Remove to a bowl, and sauté potatoes, carrots, and onions for five minutes.
  • Add meat back in, along with all other ingredients, minus the rice flour.
  • Set Instant Pot on manual for 25 minutes, and allow to release pressure naturally.
  • When you open the lid, press sauté button, add rice flour (pre-shaken into water to prevent lumps - I use a sealed mason jar) to stew, and simmer until stew is thickened.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 1071mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5845IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 7.4mg