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Top O' The Mornin' Irish Stew

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hi sparkfriends! I just wanted to share my favorite stew recipe with you in honor of St. Patrick's Day coming up and because Lamb is the healthy food of the week on my Natural Remedies For Healthy Living team. I shared it with the team but didn't want to leave the rest of my sparkfamily out! This is my own Irish Stew recipe. I call it "Top O' The Mornin' Irish Stew" and its hearty, rich and delicious!

Ingredients:
2 lbs. lamb shoulder, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt or to taste
fresh ground black pepper
1 large onion, sliced
2 carrots, cut in large chunks
1 parsnip, cut in large chunks
4 cups of water or broth (I use low sodium vegetable broth)
4 - 6 large red potatoes, quartered
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
1 cup coarsely chopped leeks
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Directions:
Heat oil in stock pot or dutch oven on medium heat. Do not scorch. Add lamb chunks and stir gently until evenly and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add carrots and parsnip and cook gently alongside meat for about 10 minutes, then stir in the broth and turn heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1-3 hours.

Stir in potatoes, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add leeks and rosemary and continue to simmer uncovered until the potatoes are tender but whole.

Serve piping hot with fresh parsley garnish. Herbed rolls are great with this stew, especially seasoned with rosemary which goes great with lamb.

Enjoy!
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MEXGAL1 3/14/2014 3:46PM

    Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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MISSM66 3/14/2014 3:04PM

    Kelly I think my hubby would love your stew,and for that reason I am going to make it and and let him have it, he love Lamb anyway, at one time I did not like lamb but now I get to like it,is just the smell of lamb I can't handle but I cook it anyway and I know it's very healthy,thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 3/13/2014 10:47PM

    Sounds similar to one I make, but I will give it a try. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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_RAMONA 3/13/2014 4:25PM

    Kelly, this sounds delicious! Maybe I'll give lamb a try once again... I'm a fan, family not so much, LOL! ...But sometimes the cook should please herself, right?!
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MINANCY 3/13/2014 9:27AM

    Thanks for posting this! I love the addition of parsnips and leeks.
Law Ale-yeh Pawd-rig Sunna Deev! [Irish]
Happy St. Patricks Day [English]
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TOKIEMOON 3/13/2014 12:05AM

    I've never had lamb. This sounds like a great recipe to try it! emoticon


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_CYNDY55_ 3/12/2014 10:49PM

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Delicious emoticon Thank You for Sharing!!

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MAMA2FOURKIDDOS 3/12/2014 10:25PM

    emoticon YUM! Thanks for sharing!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/12/2014 10:22PM

    Sounds like a good recipe. Thank you for sharing.
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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2014 10:06PM

    Going to try this! I like lamb, and this is a great way to bet a good "bang for your buck!"



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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/12/2014 10:01PM

    That sounds delicious!!

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