A fun twist on the Irish Stew, this Great Northern Irish Stew uses beans and baby vegetables to create a truly hearty, delicious, gourmet stew recipe!
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share a couple of recipes I’ve created recently for Randall Beans. This first one is this awesome dish I call the Great Northern Irish Stew – because it is an awesome twist on the traditional Irish Stew using great northern beans. Any white beans can be used for this recipe – such as cannellini – and beans go so perfectly with the rest of the hearty ingredients – potatoes, carrots, beef, onions… and of course – Guinness!
In addition to adding beans, I wanted to make this stew a little more fun by using miniature versions of the main vegetable ingredients: I used whole baby carrots, tiny boiler onions, and tri-color young potatoes – all these ingredients make this Great Northern Irish Stew very lively and a bit gourmet, if you will. And as an added bonus – using tiny ingredients cuts down on the chopping!
If you are having a hard time finding tiny boiler onions or young potatoes, feel free to use the substitutions in the recipe below – the stew will still come out very tender, delicious, and hearty thanks to all the fresh herbs and the wonderful addition of beans.