5 St. Patrick's Day Food Recipes
Learn these 5 St. Patrick’s Day food recipes and bring out the creative or traditional side to your cooking. Whichever is your preference, St. Patrick’s Day food recipes are easy-to-make while adding an authentic flavor to your celebration. Follow the simple steps and your Irish celebration will be dancing a jig of its own.
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stew with Stout Recipe
To make Irish Stew with Stout, you will need:
- 4 lbs beef stew meat, in 1-inch cubes
- 6 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness)
- 4 cups carrots, chopped
- 2 sprig fresh thyme
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
- Coat beef with two tablespoon of vegetable oil. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in separate bowl. Coat beef in flour mixture.
- Heat the remaining oil in a deep skillet. Brown beef in the oil on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic.
- Blend tomato paste with a small amount of water to dilute. Add to pan and stir. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook for five minutes.
- Pour one cup of beer into pan. Once it begins to boil, use a wooden spoon to scrape any bits of food from bottom of pan to add flavor to broth. Add rest of beer, followed by carrots and thyme.
- Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer for two to three hours, stirring occasionally. If necessary, adjust seasoning before serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
To make Corned Beef and Cabbage, you will need:
- 3 to 4 lb corned beef brisket
- 3 tbsp pickling spice, usually included with brisket
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 2 lbs new whole potatoes
- 1 head cabbage, green or red
- 1/3 cup horseradish
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- Place brisket, fat side down in slow cooker. Sprinkle pickling spices on brisket.
- Add carrots, potatoes and cabbage. Cover meat and vegetables with water.
- Set slow cooker to high and cook for seven to eight hours.
- Remove vegetables and meat from liquid; keep warm. Place one cup of broth in sauce pan and boil until reduced to about half. Add sour cream and horseradish.
- Slice the beef. Serve with vegetables and sauce.
St. Patrick’s Day Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
To make Shepherd’s Pie, you will need:
- 2 cups cooked leftover roast lamb, chopped
- 1 tbsp onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups lamb gravy
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups cooked mashed potatoes
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp butter
- Combine meat, gravy, and chopped onion. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place half of the mashed potatoes in bottom of a buttered baking dish. Add meat mixture followed by remaining potatoes.
- Spread dots of butter on mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Bake for thirty minutes at 400°. Potatoes should be brown and pie heated through.
St. Patrick’s Day Apple Mash Recipe
To make Apple Mash, you will need:
- 1 lb cooking apples
- 2 lbs potatoes
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 oz butter
- Peel potatoes. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender.
- Peel, core, and slice apples. Set apples in saucepan with a tablespoon of water and the sugar. Cook until soft.
- Drain and mash potatoes. Using mixer, beat in the apples and butter.
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Recipe
To make Irish Soda Bread, you will need:
- 4 tbsp sweet butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 1 cup currants
- Butter a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350.
- Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs individually, beating well after each.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in separate bowl.
- Start with flour mixture, alternately add flour then buttermilk to batter, beating well after each. Stir in currants.
- Knead the dough for four minutes on a floured surface. Dough should be smooth: not sticky.
- Shape into 7½-inch round loaf. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Carve an X in the top of loaf.
- Bake 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool on a rack before slicing.