How to Make Irish Lamb Stew (and Flaunt Your Irish Heritage)

Sometimes, you just need a hearty, delicious stew. And when that happens, it’s a lot of fun to dip into traditional flavors so that you can really enjoy the heartiness of it all.

I think that’s part of why I enjoy this Irish lamb stew recipe so much – it’s delicious, hearty, and lets me really enjoy my Irish heritage. That, and it’s a delicious recipe!

I mean, really. You get the ingredients, add them to your slow cooker or crock pot, enjoy the aroma of simmering stew, and enjoy. It’s the best.

Image of Irish lamb stew in a bowl with carrots, mushrooms, potatoes

Irish Lamb Stew in a Slow Cooker

Now, if you can’t find quality lamb, you can substitute a good chuck roast for the lamb. That being said, it seems like more and more grocery stores are at least trying to have some of the better lamb meat cuts in stock.

And so let’s get into this delicious stew recipe, shall we?

Yield: 8

Irish Lamb Stew

Image of Irish lamb stew in a bowl with carrots, mushrooms, lamb, parsley

Whether you're just wanting the perfect Irish lamb stew for family dinner or to celebrate St. Patty's day, this slow cooker recipe will impress and delight.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes


  • 1.25 lb lamb, cubed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 3 C beef broth
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP dried rosemary
  • 1 TBSP dried thyme
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 10 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lb carrots, sliced
  • 1 lb potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes


  1. Put the flour, salt, and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Add the cubed lamb. Shake until the lamb is coated with the flour mixture.
  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet set on medium heat and brown the lamb on all four sides.
  3. Add the lamb to the slow cooker.
  4. Pour the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, tomato paste, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and tomato paste over the lamb.
  5. Stir well to mix.
  6. Add carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Mix them well with the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker.
  7. If needed add water (to cover all of the vegetables).
  8. Cook on low for 5 to 7 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
  9. Stir about half way through.
  10. Continue to cook until potatoes are tender and meat is cooked through.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving Calories 348Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 69mgSodium 742mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 22g

This nutrition data was automatically calculated and they most definitely didn't show me their work.

Mmmm… Stew. Enjoy!

Whether you’re looking for something different than the classic corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day or just something to enjoy for a special family dinner, this delicious stew fits the bill.

So go enjoy – and then be sure to let me know how you enjoyed it!

Cite this article as: “How to Make Irish Lamb Stew (and Flaunt Your Irish Heritage).” Kimberly C. Starr, 22 April 2019,

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By Kimberly C. Starr

I'm a ginger who loves reading, eating, being a nurse, spending time with my family, and writing about it all. I believe humor is the best medicine, followed very closely by chocolate and tacos. To read more about me, click here.