Irish Stew

Irish Stew

This delicious Irish stew is very easy to prepare, but it will make you look like a culinary wizard.

The result is a rich, savory dish that is satisfying and delicious. Parsnips, leeks and cabbage give it a surprising amount of fiber, and it has 23 grams of protein per serving.

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Irish Stew

This delicious Irish stew is very easy to prepare, but it will make you look like a culinary wizard.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword stew
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. raw leg of lamb, boneless, fat removed, cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced
  • 2 medium parsnips, sliced
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups low-sodium organic beef (or vegetable) broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 medium Yukon gold (or Peruvian blue) potatoes, cut into ¾-inch cubes (approx. 12 oz.)
  • 2 cups cabbage, coarsely cut
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add lamb; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned.
  3. Add onion, carrot, leeks, and parsnips; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add water, broth, bay leaf, thyme, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, covered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and cabbage; cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lamb and potatoes are tender.
  6. Remove bay leaf; add parsley.

Recipe Notes

To make this recipe in an Instant Pot (programmable pressure cooker), follow these instructions:

  • Turn 6-quart Instant Pot to high sauté setting.
  • Heat oil to hot.
  • Add onion, carrots, leeks, and parsnips; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  • Add 2 cups water, 2 cups broth, lamb, bay leaf, thyme, salt, potatoes, and cabbage. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for locking lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 12 minutes.
  • Follow manufacturer’s guide for quick release, and wait until cycle is complete. Carefully unlock and remove lid, taking care that there is no remaining steam.
  • Remove bay leaf; sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 639mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 10g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Protein
½ Carb Grain
2 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2 Carb
½ Fat
1 Protein

Body Beast Portions
1½ Starch
2 Vegetable
2 Protein
½ Fat

Container Equivalents
1½ Green
½ Red
1½ Yellow
½ tsp.

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Add more veggies to this protein as part of lunch or dinner.

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