Weight Watcher'S Irish Stew

Recipe: Weight Watcher’S Irish Stew


  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 lb 6 oz lean boneless lamb, cut -into 1 1/2″ squares
  • 1/2″ -thick (or boneless chuck) 1 md Onion, chopped
  • 3 c Low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 6 5 oz whole new red potatoes
  • 15 oz Small onions, peeled
  • 1 c Irish ale or beer
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • Chopped parsley 6 1 oz sliced Italian bread


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, heat 1/2 of the oil. Add 1/2 of the lamb or beef and cook until well browned on one side, 5-7 min. Stir and cook 1 minute longer; remove meat and set aside. Add the remaining oil the lamb (or beef) and the chopped onion to the pan and cook until browned, about 8-10 min. Return the first batch of meat to the pan.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add thyme and bay leaf; lower heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add potatoes, onions, ale and salt. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 30-40 minutes.
  4. To thicken stew, add cornstarch to 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to simmering stew; stir gently until thickened. Garnish with parsley; serve with bread.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: Irish

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