Irish Roast Beef & Cabbage Stew

This Irish slow cooker beef stew recipe is easy to make and even easier to eat! This can be made in an electric or non-electric crockpot or on the stove to serve right away!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 18 Cups


  • 2 lbs Shoulder Roast (cubed)
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 lbs Carrots (sliced)
  • 1 large Yellow Onion (diced, large)
  • 1 head Cabbage (shredded)
  • 6 cups Water or Broth
  • 1/2 cup Dry Red Wine
  • 8 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic (to taste)
  • Fresh Thyme Sprigs (to taste, I used 6)


  1. Cut and brown roast chunks in butter with salt, pepper, garlic.

  2. Add 1 head chopped cabbage, 2 pounds carrots, 1 large yellow onion

  3. Combine tomato paste and honey with 1 cup of water (or broth). Mix until smooth and add to stew pot. 

  4. Add remaining water (or broth) and red wine. 


  1. Bring to a boil, cover and boil for 15 minutes. Add fresh thyme, cover, and add to Wonderbag.

  2. Allow to slow cook for 2-4 hours, but no more than 8. Serve with crusty bread (optional)


  1. Follow the instructions through step 4. Cook on low for 5-8 hours, or high for 3-5 hours.

    You DO NOT need to bring all ingredients to a boil before placing in crockpot if you are using an electric crockpot.


  1. Follow the instructions through step 4. Then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 45 minutes.