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Traditional Irish Beef Stew

The Irish are know for a lot of things, and this Traditional Irish Beef Stew is just one of them! Now, if you change the flower and the Worcester sauce, you make it Gluten free. It’s up to you, but we can confirm that both versions are delicious! If it’s cold outside, this one will make you warm again. If it’s warm outside, this one will calm all your hunger nonetheless, so here is how to do it.


  • 2 pounds (about 1 kg) stewing beef, cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour – Or the “normal” flour.
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup (240 ml) red wine (optional)
  • 4 cups (about 1 liter) beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (ensure it’s gluten-free) – Or not.
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Coat Beef with Flour:
    • In a bowl, toss the beef chunks with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, combine the gluten-free all-purpose flour, salt, and black pepper. Dredge the beef in the flour mixture, coating it evenly.
  3. Brown the Beef:
    • In a large, oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef chunks in batches, ensuring they get a nice sear on all sides. Remove the browned beef and set aside.
  4. Sauté Onions and Garlic:
    • In the same pot, add chopped onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are softened.
  5. Add Tomato Paste and Wine:
    • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a minute. If using red wine, pour it into the pot and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom.
  6. Combine Beef and Broth:
    • Return the browned beef to the pot. Pour in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the dried thyme and add the bay leaves.
  7. Simmer and Transfer to Oven:
    • Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Let it bake for about 2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  8. Add Vegetables:
    • Remove the pot from the oven. Add the sliced carrots and diced potatoes. Return to the oven and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
  9. Check Seasoning and Serve:
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Remove the bay leaves. Garnish the Irish Beef Stew with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.

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