Irish Stew with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Irish Stew with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Irish Stew with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes Recipe by Raymond Selzer
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 4 serving


  • 2 leek stalks chopped , greens only
  • 1 cup mushroom sliced optional
  • 3 carrot large peeled , chopped
  • 1 lb beef stewing cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 yukon gold potato medium chopped
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder


  • place potatoes in pot of lightly salted water and boil til soft (10-20 minutes)
  • In the mean time, place beef in a tupper ware container, coat with flour and shake til evenly coated.
  • in a large soup pot heat oil on medium high, add garlic, beef, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper. Cook, stirring frequently til beef is browned. If you're adding mushrooms, remove the beef from the pan, saute the mushrooms in the beef juices, then remove the mushrooms and return the beef.
  • Add carrots, guinness, beef broth and worcestershire sauce. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Then reduce to simmer and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir and taste every so often and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and Worcestershire accordingly.
  • add leek, then simmer another 5-10 minutes or so til the broth is a deep, opaque brown and flavours have intensified significantly.
  • When potatoes are done, drain them and add them to a large mixing bowl. Add butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mash roughly with a potato masher and finish with a fork. You want the consistency to be thick and rough because it needs to stand up to being in the broth and not turning to goop.
  • Serve the mashed potatoes in a bowl of stew.