3 Classic Irish Recipes to Get You Ready for St. Patty’s Day

Popularly known as a day of consuming green beer, St. Patrick’s Day has a rich history in the world of cuisine with famous savory dishes to go along with the consumption of alcohol.
 
For those who love to cook, but would rather spend more time drinking than eating, we’ve compiled 3 simplified recipes for classic Irish dishes to help get in you in the spirit of celebrating this beloved holiday.

Simplified Shepherd’s Pie


 
Ingredients:
 
• 4-5 Potatoes
• 3/4 cup Half and Half
• 1 Small Onion
• 1 Can Creamed Corn
• 1 lb Ground Beef
• 3 tbsp Butter
• Salt
• Pepper
 
Method:
 
1. Boil a pot of hot water and toss in potatoes for 30-40 minutes.
2. Remove potatoes and place into a bowl with half and half, butter, salt and pepper and mash until you get desired texture.
3. Preheat oven to 375 C
4. Cook ground beef and make sure to drain leftover liquid.
5. Finely chop the onion, toss into cooked beef along with corn, and mix thoroughly.
6. Grease your baking dish and add in the beef mixture, then layer your potato mash on top.
7. Put in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Beef and Potato Stew


 
Ingredients:
 
• 1 lb Ground Beef
• 1/2 lb Green Beans
• 1 3/4 cups Cream of Mushroom
• 3 Potatoes
• 2 Carrots
 
Method:
 
1. Heat a pan and cook up your ground beef, making sure to drain any leftover liquid.
2. Heat stove to medium heat, then roughly chop your potatoes and carrots, and throw into your pot to cook. Add in cooked beef.
3. Chop off the ends of your beans and roughly chop into bite sized pieces.
4. Pour in your can cream of mushroom.
5. Reduce heat to low and allow to cook for roughly 6 hours. Alternatively you can crank the heat up a touch and reduce the cooking time to 3-4 hours.

Tasty Potato Soup


 
Ingredients:
 
• 2 cups Chicken Stock
• 6 Potatoes
• 6 Slices of Bacon
• 1 Onion
• Salt
• Pepper
 
Method:
 
1. Roughly chop your potatoes and bacon into bite sized pieces and then toss into desired pot.
2. Finely chop onion and add into the pot.
3. Pour in chicken stock, heat on medium heat and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Cook for 30-40 minutes, or until potatoes become semi soft.

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