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Recipe: Irish Stew

Irish stew Serves 4


1 Tbsp oil

2 medium onions, diced

2 medium carrots, diced

300g mutton or hogget, fat removed and diced

2 large potatoes, washed and diced

3 cups beef stock, salt-reduced

2 Tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot. Add onions and carrots, sauté until beginning to soften
  2. Add the meat and cook until lightly browned on the outside
  3. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a gentle simmer
  4. Cover and cook for approximately 1 ½ hours or until the meat is tender
  5. Garnish with parsley

Serve with steamed cabbage

This meal can be found in the Affordable Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: