Fred's Favorite St. Patrick's Day Recipe

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Fred Cary

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Guinness beers and stew, fortuitous four-leafed clovers, corned beef with cabbage… some people even like to cook up green eggs and ham Dr. Seuss style to pay homage to the holiday’s shimmering gold and iconic green colors. Even if you don’t hail from the green lands of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate Irish history or simply get together with friends. If you’re looking for a great St. Patrick’s Day recipe to whip up for your friends, this one is my personal favorite: Beef Stew and Dumplings.




For the stew, this recipe uses:

  • braising beef
  • pancetta
  • red wine vinegar
  • butter
  • carrots
  • button mushrooms
  • large onion
  • tomato
  • flat mushrooms
  • celery sticks
  • chicken stock
  • bouquet garni
  • caster sugar
  • baby onions
  • parsley
  • leek
  • star anise
  • vegetable oil
  • olive oil


For the dumplings, this recipe uses:

  • flour
  • vegetable light suet
  • baking powder
  • salt


I find that a hearty stew with dumplings is a nice Irish treat without going the traditional corned beef route. What I like about this St. Patrick’s Day recipe in particular is how customizable it is - you can cook it up using plenty of ingredients you already have on hand yet forego any item you know your friends may dislike. Even if you decide to skip out on the button mushrooms, this beef stew and dumplings recipe still tastes how it’s supposed to. And it’s the one time I’ll drink brown beer!


More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

What’s your go-to St. Patrick’s Day recipe? I’m always on the hunt for new food and drinks to try, so share your favorite recipes in the comments below!

Topics: Recipes, St. Patrick's Day

Fred Cary

Written by Fred Cary

Fred Cary, CEO of Home Bistro is also an amateur chef extraordinaire – a passion he’s had since he was 15. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law with post graduate certification from Harvard Law School and an International MBA with high honors from the University of Liverpool, England. One of his most important jobs is being father to two wonderful girls.