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Weekend Cooking: Slow-Cooker Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day #weekendcooking @BethFishReads

It’s time to think about corned beef and cabbage! Before the weather turns springlike and we start planning meals around asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, and rhubarb, St. Patrick’s Day is a chance to make one more stick-to-your-ribs winter meal in the slow cooker.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage in Slow Cooker
Photo from Martha Stewart www.marthastewart.com

Martha Stewart has a recipe for Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage that looks easy and traditional.
Reading through the comments, I see that the directions given in the video differ from the directions in the recipe printed on the Web site, so you might want to watch the video. I think it’s mainly a difference in how to arrange the meat and vegetables in the slow cooker.
My husband usually makes our St. Patrick’s Day boiled dinner, so I’ll see if he wants to take a chance on this Crock Pot version. I’ve had good luck cooking brisket in the slow cooker, so I don’t see why this recipe wouldn’t work.

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Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Photo from Cook Smarts http://www.cooksmarts.com
Photo from Cook Smarts http://www.cooksmarts.com

This recipe for Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew on Cook Smarts looks good!
As the description in the recipe post by Jackie Sun says: “What’s not to like about chunks of tender, slow-cooked beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions infused with not just Guinness, but red wine as well?”
I especially like this recipe because both the flour and the Guinness stout are optional ingredients, which makes the recipe easily convertible to a gluten-free one.

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Crock Pot Lamb Stew

Photo from The Reluctant Gourmet http://www.reluctantgourmet.com
Photo from The Reluctant Gourmet http://www.reluctantgourmet.com

This is the recipe I’m least likely to try, because I don’t like the idea of eating lamb, but my husband loves lamb and I love him, so sometimes I at least think about making something with lamb.
This recipe for Crock Pot Lamb Stew from The Reluctant Gourmet seems easy and do-able. If you like lamb, why not try it?
One tip from the site is never to but pre-cut cubes of meat sold for stew. So much for convenience! It’s likely to be from various cuts and you don’t know what you’re getting, says The Reluctant Gourmet.

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Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

Photo from Forks Over Knives http://www.forksoverknives.com
Photo from Forks Over Knives http://www.forksoverknives.com

I came up with a surprising number of possibilities when I googled “vegetarian Irish slow cooker recipe”, but this one for Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew from Forks over Knives sounded best to me., Most of the recipes seemed pretty similar – using beans and pearled barley in place of meat – I also liked the sound of Crock Pot Meatless Irish Stew from The Examiner, which is bean-less and full of root vegetables, but I would have to find out where to buy nutritional yeast around here before trying that recipe.

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Thank you for reading through my curated collection of St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooker Recipes that I haven’t tried yet! If you try any of them, please let me know!

If you can’t get enough, check out these links. I didn’t have the patience to look through all these slideshows today!

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21 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Slow-Cooker Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day #weekendcooking @BethFishReads”

  1. My husband would LOVE this post. We went to Ireland a few years ago and he fell in love with the food there. By the end of the trip, I was craving salad or something green…I never eat salad but the food was just so heavy! LOL! He does love Irish Beef Stew so maybe I’ll just have to put it on the menu and surprise him for St Paddy’s. Thanks for the roundup!

  2. What a good variety of St. Paddy’s Day recipes. Thanks for the meat-free version too. (Although, the others looked really tempting to me and I don’t eat meat!) 😉
    Aloha, Deb–Kahakai Kitchen

  3. Those stews look good. I’ve had dinner but I’m hungry again…

    I’ve never heard of boiling corned beef, I’m wondering if our definitions are different because all I can think is eww. … *checks* It’s the same. Fascinating!

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