Everyone needs some awesome Irish food recipes in their usual menu line up. It doesn’t matter if it is St. Patrick’s Day, or any day of the week, these are hearty recipes everyone will love. Most of these recipes have a few simple ingredients that combine to make a balanced, well-rounded, meal for the whole family. And, best of all, most are simple enough to make in a slow cooker or one pot, and can be used for multiple kinds of meals.
Here are some of my favorite Irish food recipes that you need to try!
Corned Beef and Cabbage: Braised
Cooked in the oven, low and slow, this corned beef brisket will melt in your mouth. Pair it with roasted, or boiled, vegetables for a flavorful Irish-American dinner. Save the braising liquid and spoon it over everything after plating for added flavor. Get the recipe and directions from the people at Certified Angus Beef.
Corned Beef and Cabbage: Boiled
One of the Irish food recipes that is a perfect one pot meal. And, it is so simple, you should make it more than just St. Patrick’s Day. A tough cut of beef, corned beef should be cooked for a long period of time to tenderize it. Boiling the beef is the perfect way to set it and forget it and still get melt in your mouth flavor and texture. Find the recipe and direction at The Kitchen is My Playground.
Corned Beef and Cabbage: Slow Cooker
If the slow cooker is your best friend, there are plenty of Irish food recipes, including this one, for corned beef and cabbage. Combine everything in the crockpot, turn it on and when you are ready to eat, just serve it! As it slowly cooks, the meat will tenderize and the flavor will infuse into the vegetables. Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.
Full Irish Breakfast
The morning of St. Patrick’s Day, or any Sunday morning, treat yourself to this full Irish breakfast. Actually, it is so filling, and delicious, it can be eaten anytime of day and even makes a great breakfast for dinner. Hearty, well rounded, and delicious, a plate of this breakfast is usually more than enough for one and could probably feed two! The full Irish breakfast usually includes: eggs, Irish bacon or rashers, Irish sausages, black and white pudding, baked bean, sautéed or roasted mushrooms, grilled tomato halves, and some reheated (refashioned) cooked potato leftovers. On the side, serve thick slices of soda or traditional Irish brown bread, Irish butter, tea and orange juice.
If you have never had Irish soda farls you are definitely missing out! They are a griddle cooked, dense, soft bread that can be eaten savory or sweet. The recipe is SO simple, but it does take a bit of practice to get the farls just right. Once you get it right this will be the easiest homemade bread you have ever made. Get the recipe and some cooking tips from Delishably.
Bangers and Colcannon
Colcannon is a traditional Irish recipe that is a mixture of mashed potato, cabbage and bacon. Adding bangers, and some delicious gravy, to colcannon makes it a full meal. Or, you can just make colcannon and serve it as a side dish at any meal. See the recipe for colcannon and, bangers and colcannon, at Closet Cooking.
Irish Shepard’s Pie
Creamy mashed potatoes top a rich, and well rounded, filling. It then it is all baked together to perfection into a fantastic meal you will want every night. The filling can be made with a base of ground beef or lamb, onions, carrots, and sweet peas. And all tied together with a delicious red wine thyme gravy. Get the recipe from Delish Plan.
Another recipe for the crockpot! Just throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot, let it cook low and slow, then serve. It is so easy, and so delicious, you’ll want to make this recipe all of the time. Serve this tasty, full bodied stew with thick slices of Irish soda bread or brown bread and butter. Check out the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.
Corned Beef Hash
Corned beef hash- meat, potatoes, vegetables and herbs, served crisp and delicious. Plus, it is the perfect dish to make when you have leftover corned beef and cabbage. Just grind up the beef, dice the potatoes (and other veggies) and fry it all up in a hot caste iron skillet. Then, serve it in eggs benedict, with eggs and toast or on its own! Get the recipe from Something New for Dinner.
Beer Cheese Soup
Not necessarily Irish but definitely a comfort food you cannot miss! Beer and cheese combine to make this creamy, chowder like soup. Once it is thick serve it as is, or you could add roasted garlic, bacon, or diced scallions and customize it anyway you want. Anyway you serve it, this will be soup you will want to make anytime. See the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best holidays. Between the singing, drinking and the food, it is such a great and festive time to gather with family and friends. A holiday of simple pleasures, it is best to choose recipes that are no pressure, leaving you time to relax and let the Irish side shine. Enjoy these delicious Irish food recipes, St Patrick’s Day or any day of the week. Whether the recipe is traditional Irish, or Irish-American, it will be well rounded, hearty and keep you coming back for more.
What is your favorite Irish food recipe? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you got cooking!