How to make an Irish pork stew

Stew has been a hugely popular meal in Ireland for hundreds of years. It is usually made with lamb, but other meats such as pork and beef are also common. The Irish pork stew is delicious and is full of goodness with plenty of vegetables thrown in.

Pork stew can be made with any number of variations of veg, but the constants in most households would include carrots, onions and potatoes.

Irish pork stew recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling

It can be cooked with beer or broth, or maybe a bit of both. Many people like to use Guinness to give it a distinctly Irish feel, not to mention a great flavour. The recipe and video here is from Food Wishes and the stew looks great.

Irish pork stew recipe

Ingredients for 6 portions Irish Pork Stew:

2 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic clove, minced
2 generous tbsp flour
1 bay leaf
3/4 teaspoon caraway seed
1 (12-ounce) bottle Guinness Draft or other dark beer
3 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 ribs celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups chicken broth, more as needed
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
12 Brussels sprouts, halved, blanched
mashed potatoes to serve over

Check out this video, courtesy of Food Wishes

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