Are you stumped on what to cook for St. Patrick's Day dinner tonight? If you answered yes, you are not alone. We tend to want to cater towards more traditional dishes, however, they might not please everyone in the family. Here are a few dinner ideas that everyone will love, they're simple, savory, and full of tradition!
1) Meatless Irish Stew, this recipe is so simple but full of flavor. All you need is veggie broth, water, potatoes, carrots, garlic, onion, seasoning salt, and a pinch of flour. Add your broth (or bouillon cube and water) into a pot. Add in carrots feel free to dice if you are using full-sized carrots or if you are using baby carrots you can add in the baby carrot as a whole. Peel off any unwanted parts of your potato we tend to use the little round potatoes as they cook up easily. Let cook. Sauté up your fresh garlic and onion. Once they are cooked and turning brown you can add them into the stew and stir. Sprinkle in a pinch of flour to thicken up the stew and then add some seasoning salt and cook until veggies are soft! We love this recipe because it doesn't require a ton of work, prep, or time to cook. It is simple and delicious.
2) Shepards Pie is always a hit and we often use it throughout the colder months, not just for St. Patty's Day! You will need 1 pound of potatoes peeled, salt, 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup cream, 1/3 cup sour cream, salt and pepper, 1 onion, 1 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil, 3 peeled carrots, 1 clove of garlic, 1 pound ground beef, 1 1/2 cups corn1 cup frozen peas, a pinch of flour and 1/3 cup chicken broth. Here is all you have to do to bake this amazing meal. Preheat your oven to 400° mash up your potatoes add in melted butter, cream, and sour cream, season with salt and pepper. Cook your beef mixture on medium add in the onion, carrots, garlic, (drain out any fat from the beef) stir in peas and corn until cooked through and season with salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with flour and stir evenly, cook for about 2 minutes and then add in broth and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Once cooked thoroughly add your mashed potatoes to the top and bake until golden brown!
3) Last but not least, this is possibly the most traditional and phenomenal dish on our list. Slow-cooked corn beef and vegetables. You will need 1/2 a pound of carrots. Baby carrots are preferred but you can use full size and cut them. One large onion sliced, 4 1/2 cups beef broth, 4 garlic cloves, spices, a handful of potatoes, a head of cabbage, and a four-pound corn beef brisket, (be sure it's trimmed.) Place your veggies (carrots, onion, garlic) corn beef, and spices into the slow cooker and cover with beef broth. Cook on low for about 10 hours. Once cooked add in potatoes and cabbage be sure to push them down into the broth and cook for a few more hours on low. Cook until the corned beef is tender and the veggies are nice and soft (approx. an additional hour and a half) We love serving this dish around St Patrick's Day it is so delicious and a meal our whole family enjoys!
We hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!