Make this easy slow cooker Irish stew and enjoy with our champ and soda bread. Also check out our classic Irish stew and our lamb and Guinness stew, plus discover plenty more slow-cooker ideas.

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Slow cooker Irish stew recipe


  • 1 tbsp oil, for frying
  • 500g lamb neck fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1tbsp plain flour, heavily seasoned
  • 750ml lamb stock
  • 2 leeks, halved, washed and cut into thick slices
  • 300g Chantenay carrots
  • 400g Charlotte potatoes, peeled and halved


  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker to high. Heat a tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Toss the lamb in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Add to the pan and brown all over (do in batches if needed). Scoop out into the slow cooker and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 4 hours until the lamb is meltingly tender and the veg is cooked. Season and serve.

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