St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe

st. patrick day stew slow cooker freezer recipe

Who’s in the mood for a traditional Irish stew for St. Patty’s day? ¬†Well, I have just the slow cooker freezer recipe for you.

St. Patricks Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe

St. Patricks Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe


  • 2-3 pounds of beet stew meat, cut into 1 to 2 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour
  • 2 cups of gluten free beer
  • 1 6oz jar of tomato paste
  • 2 onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 cloves of garlic, coarsly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of dried thyme or 6 to 8 fresh springs
  • 6 carrots, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound of chopped, new potatoes
  • 2 parsnips, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup of flat leaf parsely, finely chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried parsely


    To assemble and freeze:
  1. Label your freezer bag while it is empty and flat
  2. Chop all of your vegetables and place them in a gallon freezer bag
  3. Add your meat and your spices
  4. Massage all the ingredients around together and mix it up well
  5. Before closing the bag, get as much air out as possible
  6. Lay it flat like a brick in your freezer
  7. In a side door freezer they last 3 to 6 months, in a deep freezer they last 6 to 12 months
  8. Double the above recipe if you want to fill two bags instead of one.
  9. Day of cooking:
  10. Dump the frozen brick of food into your slow cooker and add the 2 cups of beer
  11. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4
  12. It can stay on the warm setting for several hours after it is done, if you have a cooker that automatically switches to the warm setting once it is done cooking

If you are interested in more slow cooker freezer recipes check out my cookbook From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season.

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  1. Jessica Nelson says:

    I split a cow with another friend for our beef. Our meat is all in our deep freeze until the week we want to use it. For this recipe, if i defrost the stew meat to make this recipe, is it “ok” to but it back in the freezer for 3 more months?

    • Just leave it frozen and then the day you make this meal pull out the bag of vegetables and spices and pull out the coresponding meat and dump them both in the slow cooker frozen.

  2. Hi: I absolutely love your website, very interesting. My question, how long shall I cook the stew if I am making it fresh that day. I sometimes do like to omit the freezing step. Thank you, all the best. geri

  3. This sounds delish!! Is there another liquid that can be added for “dry” family & those who don’t like the taste of beer. I know it changes from traditional, but could I use 2c gf beef broth?

  4. Janell Smith says:

    Question, I recently purchased your cookbook and I know that each recipe makes 2 bags. Does this recipe make one or two?

  5. Stephanie,
    I made the St Patricks Dat Stew yesterday! It was a hit and devoured! Need to make a double batch next year! Have been freezer cooking about once every two months and everything has turned out delicious! Thx for introducing me to this idea. I have also been drinking broth, when I can. Have a great day:)

  6. Jeannie D says:

    Making this in my crockpot right now…the kitchen smells so good…can’t wait to dig in!! Love the E-Cookbook…so many yummy recipes!


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