When two friends came late one cool fall day and stayed for supper, I cooked an old favorite, Irish Stew. This simple stew will cheer you. Serve it with corn bread and finish the supper with warm applesauce sweetened with brown sugar and drizzled with cream.
This soup-like stew requires very little effort or attention. All you need to do is check it occasionally as it simmers.
Though Irish stew traditionally is made with lamb, I also tried tri-tip for my version. Tri-tip, which produces a good-tasting stew as well, is less expensive than lamb.