This terrific Irish lamb stew could easily be made with beef, instead.
Irish Lamb Stew
2 lbs boneless lamb, cut into pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 large parsnip, chopped
3 large potatoes, peeled & quartered
1/2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste
4 cups water or beef stock
Heat oil over medium heat in a large stockpot or dutch oven. Add lamb to brown. Season with the salt and pepper, then add the veggies and the four cups of liquid. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for at least one hour.
I like to let it go for two or more. It seems it just gets more delicious as it continues to cook. :D Serves 6-8.
a half cup of barley is a delicious addition to this stew. Or serve it with irish flatbread :D