I have Irish Heritage in my family tree, and there are a few recipes that are traditional for St Patrick’s Day. Many people enjoy eating Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, Shepherd’s Pie, or an Irish Stew. In my little family, we usually have my homemade crock-pot beef stew, and then I’ll add a Bisquick crust on to make it more like a shepherd’s pie. I hope this gives you a new idea to incorporate into your St Patrick’s Day menu this year!
One of my all time favorite recipes, since I was a little girl, has been Homemade Beef Stew. I can eat it year round. Confession 1 in this post is: I don’t like carrots. However, my kids do. They can’t get enough. I put 2 pounds of carrots in this recipe, and I serve theirs before mine so that I have less to wade through as I put mine into a bowl. In fact, they often eat them ALL and there aren’t any left for me to bother with I’ve included the recipe for my Homemade Stew at the very end of the post, and instructions for how I make the Bisquick Topping below. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Confession 2 is: While Nick likes my Homemade Slowcooker Chili, I only eat canned Chili (Armour, not available that I’ve found in New England /cry). When it comes to Beef Stew, I’ll only eat Homemade, and he’ll only eat canned Beef Stew. He prefers Dinty Moore, and he likes it with a Bisquick Topping. So, after my homemade is ready for me and the kids to eat, I pop open a can for him, pour it in a dish, and make the topping. You could also do this with the homemade, like a Shepherd’s Pie, for a nice St Patrick’s Day dish. Just pour some stew into your baking dish and top with the mixture below:
I mix 1/2 cup Bisquick, 1 cup Milk, and 2 eggs together.
- Homemade Beef Stew:
- 3 pounds Beef Stew Meat
- 6 large potatoes cut into cubes
- 2 pounds of baby carrots
- 2 slices of an onion. I take a whole onion cut in half (I usually have one in the fridge) and slice two pieces off. I leave it intact and place it in the stew. I don’t like onion, so it’s easy for me to remove when I’m done. Two of my kids DO like onion, so they each get one slice in their bowl.
- Dash salt and pepper
- 1 envelope McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning
- Water (or beef broth) – enough to cover the tops of the food
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- ***You can also add 1-2 cups celery, green beans, peas, or whatever veggies your family likes. Many people include celery, I just don’t like it, or the flavor of it, so I leave it out.
- Brown Stew Meat on the stove in a couple tablespoons oil, just until browned, then add it to the crockpot.
- Add in your potatoes, carrots, and onion slices
- Add a dash of salt and pepper, and worcestershire sauce
- Add 1 package McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning
- I add water – I use a large cup and just keep adding enough until the top of all the food is covered.
- I cook mine on low for 6-8 hours. I put it on in the morning, so it’s ready at dinner time. For instructions on how to make a Bisquick topping, please see the full post with photos at:
I am joining with some of my favorite bloggers to link up our favorite St Patrick’s Day Recipes: