Irish stew is really just beef stew with a little something extra – beer! But as you'll see in the recipe below, this stew brings so much more than that. Hearty potatoes, big chunks of carrots and earthy mushrooms come to the forefront in this dish. In the background you'll get zesty tomatoes, the aromatics of thyme, rosemary and bay, and a little bit of garlic and onion to bring it all together.
You can brown the beef beforehand. Or, if you're pressed for time, you can just throw together everything into the slow cooker and let it bubble away and cook. Although the immense flavor is undeniable, one thing to love most about this stew is that there's so much of it. That's a good thing because this one's going to be a crowd-pleaser. Don't forget to serve it with crusty bread.