Vegan Lentil Irish Stew

Vegan Lentil Irish Stew is rich, earthy, and full of healthy vegetables. Make this easy traditional Irish stew with your favorite Guinness beer in a dutch oven pot on your stovetop. A perfect easy dinner recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. 



Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup of water to saute veggies
  • 4 celery stalks diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 cups of sliced white or cremini mushrooms.
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 bottle of Guinness beer
  • 4 medium potatoes diced
  • 2 medium turnips peeled and diced
  • 4 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups of rinsed brown lentils
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste (I used the squeeze tube)
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth (1 carton)
  • 2 cups of water
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  1. The first step as in most of my recipes is to prepare the veggies. Wash, peel, and dice all the veggies before your start. (I would not start to make any veggie recipe with my Valdia Chopper)
  2. In a large dutch oven on the stovetop heat the pot for 2 minutes. Add the diced onions, celery, garlic, and mushrooms to the hot pot and allow to cook for 2 minutes without stirring. 
  3. Next, add a 1/4 cup of water to the pot and stir. As the mushrooms cook, they will release their water. If the pot gets too dry add the other 1/4 cup of water. Saute for about 5 minutes until the veggies are translucent. 
  4. As the veggies saute you can add some of the beer to keep the cooking going without the veggies burning or sticking to the pot. 
  5. Lower the heat and add the 1/4 cup of flour and coat all the veggies stir and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the remaining beer and stir, scraping all the bits from the bottom of the pot. 
  7. Add the potatoes, turnips, carrots, and lentils. 
  8. Add the vegetable broth and water, stir.
  9. Add all the remaining ingredients, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, paprika, pepper and bring to a boil. 
  10. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook on simmer for 20 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and the veggies are fork-tender. 
  11. Serve with parsley on top and with a loaf of crusty bread. 

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