Irish Beef Stew

This is a hearty stew that is easy to make in a Dutch Oven. This is a favorite of the Airborne patrol from troop 575 in Winfield Illinois.


  • 2 Table Spoons oil
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2 lbs beef cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and cut into 1/4 slices
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 cans beef stock (or 1 1/2 can Guinness Stout if making at a non-scouting event)
  • 1/2 lbs carrots chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1-2 parsnips chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3 potatoes chopped into bite size pieces


  1.  Heat a Dutch Oven. Add oil and bay leaves and cook for a few moments.
  2. Add meat and brown all sides.
  3. Add onion and cook for 1-2 minutes
  4. Add in all other ingredients and cook for 30+ minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Cooking with the Dutch oven can be accomplished on a stove, or in a fire, or covered in coals. If covering in coals attempt to have at least 10 coals on bottom and 10 on top of the dutch oven.

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dutch ovens can warm the hands too

dutch ovens can warm the hands too!

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