Easy Crockpot Irish Beef Stew

8 servings
6 hr 20 min

Made with cuts of tender beef and loaded with hearty vegetables, this easy crockpot Irish beef stew is the perfect cozy dinnertime meal.

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Easy Crockpot Irish Beef Stew

Saint Patty’s Day is coming up soon, so of course, I had to sneak in a few Irish-inspired recipes this week. First up is this easy slow cooker beef stew. Loaded with tender beef and veggies, it is great for a cozy weeknight meal or on busy weekends.

After a long work week, I will be the first to admit that the thought of spending time in the kitchen cooking isn’t always the most appealing when all I really want to do is plop down on the couch and nap. Please tell me I’m not the only momma who feels that way?


That is why I love crockpot meals. The crockpot does most of the work, but you get all of the credit for preparing a delicious home-cooked meal. (And maybe you can find the time to sneak in that nap on the couch.) Win, win!


Here is a quick look at all of the ingredients you need to make this easy Irish beef stew.


Ingredients for Easy Crockpot Irish Beef Stew

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. baby potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 lb. carrots, diced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions for Easy Crockpot Irish Beef Stew

Step 1

Add olive oil to a sauté pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the beef stew meat, and season with salt and pepper. Sear the beef on all sides, for about 3 minutes, until browned.

To simplify the recipe, I prefer to use the pre-cut beef stew meat. I just grab a few packages from the meat department at my local grocer, but you can also purchase and cut your own beef, like a chuck roast. Just make sure to trim away any excess fat so you don’t end up with a greasy stew.


Step 2

Line the crockpot with a slow cooker liner and add the seared beef to the crockpot, along with the chopped onion, potatoes, and carrots.


Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the beef broth, minced garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Pour over the beef and vegetable mixture and add the bay leaf on top. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Step 4

Just before serving, remove the bay leaf. Then, combine the cornstarch and 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and pour into the beef stew to thicken it. Stir to combine.

Step 5

Add in the frozen peas and cover again. Once the peas are heated through and the stew has thickened, garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Easy Crockpot Irish Beef Stew

My whole family loves this stew….even my picky seven-year-old gives it two thumbs up. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. For a complete meal, pair this stew with my flaky Irish cheddar biscuits.


More Cozy Comfort Food Recipes

If you love cozy slow cooker meals, be sure to check out one of my newest recipes for crockpot pork chalupa. And if you are looking for even more dinner-time inspiration check out my roundup of some of the 10 best soup recipes, or my top picks for 15 quick and easy weeknight meals.


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Easy Crockpot Irish Beef Stew
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 6 Hours Total time: 6 hr 20 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb. baby potatoes (cubed)
  • 1/2 lb. carrots (diced)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 teaspoons garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions

Add olive oil to a saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the beef stew meat, and season with salt and pepper. Sear the beef on all sides, for about 3 minutes, until browned.
Add the beef to the crockpot, along with the onion, potatoes, and carrots.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the beef broth, minced garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Pour over the beef and vegetable mixture and add the bay leaf on top. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
20 minutes before serving, remove the bay leaf. Combine the cornstarch and 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and pour into the beef stew. Stir to combine.
Add in the frozen peas and cover again. Once the peas are heated through and the stew has thickened, garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Jen Svendsen| Midwest Life and Style
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