Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Recipe

Mulligan Stew

Each year I cook corned beef, cabbage, and scones with the children I care for on St. Patrick's Day. But this year I wanted to try a new Irish dish. This speedy stew simmers in less than an hour, is named for the Irish, and can be enjoyed all year round. Mulligan stew is a thick soup containing whatever ingredients happen to be on hand when making it. Ingredients generally include meat, potatoes and a mixture of any type of vegetable that is available at the time.

8 ounces lean beef stew meat, cut into small pieces
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Healthy Request Tomato Soup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups (10 ounces) diced raw potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
  1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomato soup, water, and parsley flakes. Add carrots, potatoes, onion, and celery. Mix well to combine.

  3. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 35 to 45 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Calories: 239 Fat: 7g Carbs: 24g Protein: 20g Fiber: 3g Sodium: 452mg

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What are you making for St. Patrick's Day with your charges?


Anonymous said...

I am boiling corned beef from package, mother made potatoes and cabbage, picked up Irish soda bread at store. Kids wearing green today.

Sara from Michigan live in nanny in Richmond Virginia

Anonymous said...

Just add mashed potatoes and you have sheperds pie!
Kathy Webb

Anonymous said...

None of the kids I ever worked for liked corned beef and cabbage, I try every year. Why try? They love other food green though and shamrock shapes always work well.
Crystal Knowles, Lenexa, KS

Anonymous said...

I work for an Irish family so the kids wore tons of fun stuff their mom bought them necklaces, bows, special socks, pin buttons, irish sweaters and wore green. My mom boss had sneaky leprechaun mess up the house. I never knew about that legend. She said the leprechauns are naughty and do sneakiy things. So she put things in wrong places like shoes on desk, juice on kids dressers, pencils in the sink, clothes on breakfast table, turned pictures upside down, that sort of thing and the kids loved it. Very silly. We ate corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, green cupcakes for dessert. The preschool made green leprechaun tracks throuth the hallways.
Esperanza Rodriguez
New Haven CT