Gram's Irish Stew

Gram's Irish Stew

Kelly Lee Bettazza 1

"This is a stick-to-the-ribs stew I learned as a child from my Gram's. If you like a thicker stew, you can use more cornstarch. "


3 h 50 m servings 746 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 746 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 40.1 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 51.2 g
  • 102%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Sodium:
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef to the oil and season with the sage; cook the beef until browned on all sides; drain.
  2. Place beef, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onion, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and beef bouillon in a slow cooker; season with salt. Pour enough water over the mixture to cover. Set slow cooker to HIGH and cover. Cook for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk together the cornstarch and warm water in a small bowl until smooth; stir through the stew. Allow the stew to cook until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I was very disappointed with this recipe. The cooking time is way off. Had to move it to a pot on the stove to finish cooking it to have it for a supper that was later than I planned. I will not...

This was a Great recipe, my family loved it. I did tweek it a little, I added 2 cups more of broth, and I substituted the wine with a little broth (have small kids), I also added some celery fla...

I found this recipe very basic but with a little creativity it was very good. I added some of my own spices and the cook time is also off I ended up cooking on high for 6 hours. But in the end i...

This was a good base to jump from. Instead of water and powdered beef, I added a can of condensed beef boullion (soup) and a can of condensed consumé soup. And then I went crazy because I had...

Thank you Kel67. Great recipe. Tried it, and just keep on making it. Would not change a thing. Your Gram's cooking is what keeps the memories alive. Keep up the good work.

I found this pretty flavorless.

Cook time was way off and needed to add more cornstarch that it called for.

I haven't even finished cooking it yet, but it smells wonderful. I tasted it and it was absolutely delightful. The sage reminds me of Thanksgiving Day when I was a child.

This was pretty good but I think the addition of an Irish stout would have put this over the top! The husband said it could have been thicker but that was my fault for not adding more cornstarch.