So what could be nicer, than a traditional Irish stew? Served piping hot with soda bread to mop up the gravy. Delicious!
Ingredients, serve 4
Peel and chop the onions, carrots and potatoes, cut the meat into good sized pieces.
Place half the vegetables on the bottom of a heavy based casserole dish, at the same time adding the barley, meat and herbs, now layer the rest of the vegetables on the top.
Add at least 2 large cups of water season well and bring slowly to the boil on the top part of the stove, simmer gently for half an hour then transfer to a pre heated oven around 300F for 2-2.5 hours.
Keep an eye on it towards the end of the cooking time, you may need to add a little more water, depending how thick you like it.