IRISH GOAT STEW

Irish Goat Stew
Making stew is one of the main reasons I purchased my slow cooker. What helped me get through this long Toronto winter has been the many bowls of rich, thick stew, full of hearty carrots, meat and potatoes I’ve consumed. With the help of a slow cooker stews really are easy to make, and with one Sunday afternoon of cooking I have lunch for the whole week ahead. This saves me from having to venture out into the cold and is delicious, a total win/win.

Cooking goat or lamb has always been daunting for me. While I love the eat the gamey protein, it is still a foreign ingredient in my kitchen. This stew recipe, adapted for a slow cooker from allrecipes was a great first step into cooking goat with minimal risk of screwing it up. Also, it’s delicious.

Irish Goat Stew
Serves 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pack of bacon (~1lb)
  2. 3lbs of goat belly (shoulder cut will also work, belly makes the stew very fatty)
  3. 4 medium potatoes, diced
  4. 2 onions, cubed
  5. 1 onion, minced
  6. 3 carrots, diced
  7. 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  8. 3 gloves of garlic, minced
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  11. 1 tsp thyme
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. 2 tsp white sugar
  14. 4 cups of beef broth
  15. 1 cup of white wine
  16. 1/2 cup of water (if needed)
Instructions
  1. Cut up the bacon and cook in a pan until crispy, set the bacon aside and leave the oil in the pan.
  2. Place your goat pieces in a large bowl, add in the flour, salt and pepper and coat each piece evenly. Once coated, brown the goat in the bacon oil until the outside is crispy and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, sautee the minced garlic and onions until the onions soften. Deglaze the pan with water and transfer all the drippings to your slow cooker.
  4. Add the browned goat pieces, cooked bacon and beef stock to the slow cooker and set on high for 2 hours.
  5. After the 2 hours, add in the wine, thyme, bay leaves, diced onions, carrots and potatoes and set to high for another 2 hours.
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Adapted from allrecipes.com
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Step by Step Photos

Irish Goat Stew
Assemble ingredients

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Bacon and goat pieces cut into pieces by the butcher

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Chop up the bacon

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Cook the bacon and set aside, saving the fat

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Bacon, diced potatoes and onions

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Flour the goat

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Brown each goat piece

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And set aside

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Saute the minced garlic and onions, add the bacon, goat and broth to the slow cooker, cook on high for 2 hours before adding the remaining ingredients

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Adding the final ingredients, cook on high for another 2 hours

  • mooken

    Bacon everything! You are my hero <3