A hearty, comforting beef stew with all of the flavors of Ireland.
Add the olive oil to a six quart or larger Dutch Oven or stock pot and heat the oil on medium high heat until hot but not smoking.
Add in the stew meat and cook about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until meat is cooked through and browned.
Reduce heat to low and add in all other remaining ingredients.
Stir well to combine and place the lid on the pot.
Simmer on low heat for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Once cooked, ladle the stew in bowls to cool slightly before serving and enjoy!
Some side items that pair wonderfully with this stew are: crackers, Irish Soda Bread, French bread, cornbread, sourdough bread, a small cheese board with cheese, crackers, olives, and grapes.