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Turn your St. Patrick’s Day party’s food and drinks into true Irish dining with this delicious, hearty American Irish Stew. It includes beef, onion, carrots, parsnips and potatoes for a Irish-inspired meal to satisfy all of your hungry guests. A great alternative to corned beef for St. Paddy’s Day.


    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1-1/4 pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt, to taste
    • pepper, to taste
    • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
    • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
    • 2 medium parsnips, cut into large chunks (optional)
    • 3 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium beef broth
    • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 leek, coarsely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


    • In large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add beef and garlic. Cook, gently stirring until meat is evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper.
    • Add onion, carrots and parsnips. Cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 75 minutes, or until meat is tender.
    • Stir in potatoes and simmer another 30 minutes. Add rosemary and leeks. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender. To avoid potatoes falling apart, do not overcook.
    • Serve hot and garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 370
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 427 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 43 grams

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