Irish dinners for Saint Patrick's Day typically begin with corned beef and end (literally) with cabbage, but this year let's try something different. It's a bubbling Irish Stew for Saint Patrick's Day!

TSM Saint Patrick's Day Irish Stew


4 large potatoes (cut into 1" cubes), 1 large onion (roughly chopped), 1 pound of pork sausage (cut into 1" cubes), 1 pound of bacon (cut into 1" pieces), 1 large can of beef broth, 1 Guinness beer (or any full bodied dark beer),  salt, pepper and dried parsley.


On a foil lined baking sheet spread out your bacon and sausage and cook in the oven at 425 until they brown, turning them a few times (about 20 minutes), remove from oven and drain sausage and bacon pieces on a paper towel. In a dutch oven layer the onion, potatoes, sausage and bacon with parsley and s/p, repeat till you have used all ingredients. Add the beef broth and a 1/2 cup of water, cover and put in the oven at 325 for 2-3 hours. Check it to make sure there is enough liquid, if not add a bit of water. About half an hour before dinner add the beer.

Serve with a great bread and beer! :) Enjoy! (And before you ask, no, I've not done it in a slow cooker, but I can't see why you wouldn't be able to, just make sure to brown the bacon and sausage first and set the slow cooker on low.