Irish Stew with a Twist and Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner I thought a nice Irish Stew was in order. I was pressed for time so I decided to put a twist on things.


I put together lamb meatballs for my stew instead of stew meat. I thought this would cut down on the simmer time.


Simply Recipes has an Irish stew with Guinness and red wine. I thought this was a grand idea!


I really love the way this came out. I will most definitely make it again.


My husband even gave a big thumbs up! Yay!


These cheddar biscuits call for Kerrygold Irish Butter Kerrygold Vintage Irish Cheddar. Fantastic!!


Irish Stew with Lamb Meatballs
by theUngourmet -inspired by Simply Recipes


For the meatballs
1 lb ground lamb
1/3 cup cracker crumbs
1 clove minced garlic
2 tbsp minced onion
1/2 tsp salt
cracked pepper
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 egg

Combine all ingredients and form into 10 equally sized meatballs

For the stew
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cups beef broth
1/2 cup stout beer (like Guinness)
1/2 dry red wine
1 tbsp Worcestershire
4 potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
3 large carrots peeled and sliced into 1/2" pieces
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp salt
cracked pepper
10 lamb meatballs

In a large pot or Dutch oven, saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil for a minute or two. Add the broth, stout beer, wine, worcestershire, potatoes, carrots, herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to a nice simmer. Carefully add in the meatballs. Cover and simmer slowly for 30-40 minutes.

Cheddar Herb Biscuits
adapted from Irish Abroad


2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Kerrygold Irish Butter, cut into pieces
1 cup grated Kerrygold Vintage Cheddar
2 tbsp chopped herbs (I used parsley)
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups milk

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray oil 14 muffin tins. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir in the cheese and herbs. Stir in the egg and milk.

Scoop dough evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

These biscuits were so scrumptious! I have leftovers for breakfast in the morning. Oh yeah!!

Happy early St. Paddy's Day to you! ;)



Joanne said...

So funny - I just made the simply recipes stew too but with beef instead of lamb. I loved it!

Those biscuits are such a nice touch. The whole meal looks scrumptious. I would love it if you submitted it to Regional Recipes: Ireland! (but no pressure if you don't want to :D)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh this looks hearty and delicious, love the biscuits on the side too.

Great job,

Jenn said...

Stew would be perfect on St. Patrick's Day. I'm definitely making those yummy cheddar her biscuits though. Mmmmm...

♥peachkins♥ said...

the stew and the biscuits look perfect!

Sophie said...

Waw,...the stew with the side lovely biscuits is a true celebration of the Irish fantastic food!

MMMMMM,...what a grand & superb meal to enjoy with your loved one!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, warms my Irish heart. :)

doggybloggy said...

this is so coincidental because as I was reading it the morning news program had the cooking guy on and guess what he was making - well not the biscuits but he did make the stew - is this a sign from above?

TKW said...

Ooooh, my Irish-European-Mutt eyes are smiling! I think I could probably kill a half dozen of those muffins in one sitting.

Anonymous said...

The stew with meatballs is such a terrific idea! Very yummy and the cheddar herb biscuits is a great addition to this meal!

Mary said...

Kim, this was a wonderful post. Your stew and biscuits are both screaming "try me". I think I will. I love the idea of using meatballs in the stew.

Sam said...

Hi Kim. This looks beautiful like all of your stuff. I wish I knew how you take such fabulous photos. Probably TALENT! any hoo, just poppin in to see what's cooking with you. Plenty. Hope all's well, take care, Keri (a.k.a. Sam) Ohh and I'm doing these biscuits for sure.

P.S. FYI, If you use Google Reader to view blogs U follow, mine shows no new postings published since August 09. This is a Google Error with no avail. fixes Grrrrrr........

Julie said...

This meal looks so wonderful! I'm regretting the "diet" right now ;)

Bellini Valli said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day Kim. I raise my glass of Guiness to you:D

The Blonde Duck said...

You can't go wrong with stew and cheddar biscuits!

Anonymous said...

I am all over those cheddar biscuits - yum!

Pam said...

Oh, this is a unique twist! Love it! The biscuits look pretty great also. On days like this, I wish I were Irish! Yum! Happy St. Pat's Day!

Kristin said...

The stew looks delish...but you really had me at the cheddar biscuits

teresa said...

how perfect for the upcoming holiday! and i have to tell you, i'm always a bit green (get it) when i see your lovely photos taken outside. my parents have a patio at their place, and i loved eating outside.

i had fun catching up with your blog, delicious recipes, as usual!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I just got back from the grocery store and buying all of my supplies for Wed! I think I have to go back now because I HAVE to have those biscuits :) Yum, yum!

Janice said...

Nice idea with the meatballs and I love the look of the biscuits.

Juliana said...

Kim, what a nice stew...with lamb meatballs and sure a great match with the cheddar biscuit...great looking meal :-)

pigpigscorner said...

This is perfect! My hubs love Guinness stew too.

Faith said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you too, Kim! Lamb meatballs sound like an incredible variation to Irish Stew...and those biscuits are mouth-watering!

Megan said...

The stew and the biscuits both look delicious. I brought some Kerrygold Cheddar and Kerrygold Cheddar with stout to a party this weekend, and both cheeses were gone in no time. I bet those biscuits vanish pretty quickly too!

noble pig said...

Beautiful meal...I did Irish Stew last year and now I'm back to corned beef.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love, love, love the meatball stew! And the biscuits are the perfect side! Totally delicious!

Claudia said...

I am currently amending my stew to put meatballs in it. The best idea - and by the looks of it - the most scrumptious. Love the cheddar muffins also and I do savor Irish cheddar!

Krista said...

Oh, yum! I love the idea of using meatballs in this stew. What a wonderful and savory St. Patrick's Day dish. Plus, the biscuits...they sound amazing. Good ideas all around!

sophia said...

Oh this sounds lovely. Of course the Irish love their beer, so they would even slip it into stew. And cheddar herb biscuits sound like the perfect complement! Maybe it can be a green-dyed for a festive touch. ;)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Lamb meatballs! Great idea. And I just couldn't stop looking at those scones. I wish I was your neighbor! :)

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

koralee said...

Oh my this looks amazing....and I must say I probably could eat at least 4 of those biscuits. Thank you for sharing and have a great rest of your week. xoxo

Randi Troxell said...

i read the cheddar herb biscuits.. and that was ALL I COULD FOCUS on.. lol.. nah the stew looks marvelous too!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Those biscuits look phenomenal! I love herbed bread, so I'm pretty sure I'll love these.

Bob said...

Nice, I love lamb. I can almost taste it. Heh. The biscuits look great too and the perfect side for it.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Ohhh perfect! Just in time :) Dumplings are incredible. I love my moms! xx

jacqueline said...

That stew and biscuits looks so yummie together. I hope to make that stew sometime! I am really a huge fan of stew. :) Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely merry happy day! Love to yoU!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a wonderful dish, it looks so hearty and yummy. Mind if i grab myself a biscuit?

tasteofbeirut said...

What a wonderful meal! Love the idea of using meatballs instead and those muffins look fabulously enticing!

Pam said...

What a perfect dinner for St. Patrick's Day. I especially love the bisquits.

LRHG said...

YUM! So glad I found you 0 great recipe!

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

What a hearty dish! Perfect for our cold weather in San Francisco!

Katy ~ said...

I'd be doing the River Dance after eating a bowl of that fab soup and munching on those biscuits. Divine!

Erica said...

That looks comforting, rich and delicios!

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