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Slow Cooker Smoky Irish Lamb Stew | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Slow Cooker Irish Lamb Stew

This is a hearty comforting lamb stew, loaded with shredded meat, a savory broth, carrots, peas and large bites of tender potatoes.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 242kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots cut into ¼" slices
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lbs bone-in lamb shoulder
  • 1 lbs bone-in lamb shank 
  • salt and pepper 
  • 2 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 teas oregano
  • 1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes 
  • 1 10 oz stout beer 
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 large russet potatoes washed and chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 to 4 tbs cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • ½ cup frozen peas 
  • Fresh parsley chopped for garnish


  • Place the celery, onion, carrots, and garlic in a large slow cooker. Season the lamb with salt nd pepper and nestle into the slow cooker over the vegetables.
  • Add the smoked paprika and oregano. Pour in the tomatoes, beer, and broth. Cover and allow to cook for 5 to 6 hours on low.
  • Carefully remove the lamb and shred, discarding bones and any fat. Return to the crock pot.
  • Add the potatoes to the crock pot and cook for another 2 to 3 hours over low, until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the water and cornstarch together to create a slurry. Stir into the crock pot and allow the stew to thicken, 30 to 40 minutes. Add the peas and heat through.
  • Ladle into warmed bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.


You can prep this recipe a day ahead, up until you add the potatoes. Allow the soup to cool, if making ahead, spooning any fat off from the surface and discard.
This stew is perfect in a Dutch oven or other stock pot as well if you do not want to make it in the crock pot. Just simmer over low. 


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 1024mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4800IU | Vitamin C: 24.5mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 4.4mg