I had absolutely no intention of blogging tonight. Tired, grumpy and feeling a bit ill, I couldn’t be bothered cooking the Irish Stew planned for this evening. Nor could I be bothered going to the shops and buying something else for dinner. Solved this dilemma by throwing everything into a pot, adding some water and leaving it alone for a couple of hours. And do you know what? It was fantastic!
No meat browning, no stock making, no bouquet garni and yet easily the best Irish Stew I’ve made. Hurrah! This had to be shared. 🙂
No Effort Irish Stew
500g lamb leg steaks, cut into large chunks
4 medium potatoes, cut into large chunks
3 carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
3 celery sticks, peeled and cut into large pieces
2 handfuls of barley
- Throw everything in a pan and just cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce heat. Season and leave to simmer for 2 hours.